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PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 72. 



FIRST ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Massachusetts :Board of Registration 
IN Veterinary Medicine. 



For the Yeak 1904.-1'^-' 




BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1905. 



Um: 31 1918 

STATt HOUSE iOSTOW 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 



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MEMBERS 



Massachusetts Board of Eegistration in 
Veterinary Medicine, 

1904. 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M.D.V., CAairmare, . Boston. 

ELMER W. BABSON, M.D.V., Secretary, . . . Glodoester. 

GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D.V.S., Woucester. 

HENRY S. LEWIS, M.D.V., Chelsea. 

THOMAS E. MALONEY, V.S., Fall River. 



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RE POET. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Office of Secretary, Dec. 15, 1904. 

To His Excellency John L. Bates, Governor. 

Sir : — In compliance with section G of chapter 249 of the 
Acts of 1903, the Board present the foUowing report : — 

Your Excellency appointed, as members of this Board : 
Langdon Frothingham, M.D.Y., of Boston, for the term of 
five years; Elmer W. Babson, M.D.V., of Gloucester, for 
the term of four years; George P. Penniman, D.V.S., of 
Worcester, for the term of three years; Henry S. Lewis, 
M.D.V., of Chelsea, for the term of two years ; Thomas E. 
Maloney, V.S., of Fall Kiver, for the term of one year. 

The Board was duly organized on Jan. 12, 1904, by the 
choice of Langdon Frothingham as chairman and Elmer W. 
Babson as secretary. 

As required by law, public notice was given in several 
newspapers published in Massachusetts, by giving the details 
of the organization of the Board, and printing a synopsis of 
the law ; besides this required notice, postals were sent out to 
all known practitioners of veterinary medicine in the Com- 
monwealth, notifying them of the provisions of the act, and 
warning them to apply for registration on or before the first 
day of September, 1904, when registration under section 3 
ceased. Many of these names were obtained from lists of 
graduates of all of the veterinary schools in this country and 
Canada. The Board endeavored to obtain the name of every 
practising veterinarian and dentist in Massachusetts, in order 



(> VKTERINARV MEDICINE. [Jan. 

to notify them of the law; therefore, it will be seen that it 
has; douv more than required to disseminate a knowledge of 
the existence of the now law throughout the Commonwealth. 

For the purpose of registration the Board formed three 
classes : A, those who were graduates of a school of veter- 
inary medicine recognized by the Board, and were in prac- 
tice on or before April 16, 1903, and who made application 
for registration on or before Sept. 1, 1904; B, those who 
had been practising continuously for a period of three years 
next prior to the passage of the act, i.e., the sixteenth day 
of A})ril, 1903, and who made application for registration 
on or before Sept. 1, 1904; C, those who were graduated 
hut were not in practice on or before April 16, 1903, or 
made application for registration later than Sept. 1, 1904, 
and those who were not graduates and had not practised for 
three years next }jrior to April 16, 1903, or Avho made ap- 
plication for registration later than Sept. 1, 1904. 

The Board has held twentj^-seven meetings and two ex- 
aminations. 

A large number of applications have been received, with 
the ^accompanying fees, from blacksmiths, druggists and 
persons who were not residents or inhabitants of the State. 
Besides these, applications have been received from many 
others whom the Board did not consider were properly to 
be classed as practitioners of veterinary medicine or branches 
thereof. All these applications have been rejected, and the 
fees returned. 

The total number of applications for registration received 
by the Board up to the fifteenth day of December has been 
430. The total number registered has been 360. Of these, 
209 have ])een registered under Form A as graduates ; 129 
under Form B as practitioners of three years' standing; 22 
under Form C as those who have been examined and found 
qualified by the Board ; 68 applications have been rejected, 
of which failed to pass the examination, leaving 2 appli- 
cations which are still under consideration. Every applica- 
tion received has been carefully investigated, and none have 
been approved or rejected without due consideration. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 



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been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows : — 



Forms A and B, fees at $2, 1676 00 

Form C, fees at ?5, 135 00 



fSll 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — : 

Salaries ami travelling expenses of members, . . . ^iS2 12 

Clerical assistance, 188 03 

Advertising, 34 20 

Printing and postage, 231 20 

Stationery and supplies, 144: 15 

Miscellaneous, 32 00 



$1,111 70 

The Legislature appropriated S.350 for the use of the 
Board, and it will be seen that this was insufficient by 
$561.70 to meet the necessary expenses. The Board con- 
siders that an appropriation of >^ 1,000 should be made for 
the ensuing year. 

In the Appendix to this report will be found a copy of the 
law under which the Board acts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LAXGDOX FROTHIXGHAM. 
ELMER BABSON. 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 
HENRY S. LEWIS. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 



APPEXDIX. 



LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF 
* VETERINARIANS. 



[Chapter 249, Acts of 19<33.] 

An Act to provide for establishing a Board of Registra- 
tion IN VETERINARr MeDICINE. 
Be U enacted, etc , as f 'Alow s : 

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall appoint five veterinarians, residents of this Common- 
wealth and graduates of a school of veterinary medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinary Medical Association, who shall con- 
stitute a board of registration in veterinary medicine. Their terms 
of office shall begin on the first day of January in the year nine- 
teen hundred and four, and they shall hold office, one for one year, 
one for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one 
for five years, or until their successors are appointed ; and the 
governor shall appoint annually thereafter, before the first day of 
December, beginning with the year nineteen hundred and four, 
one veterinarian, qualified as aforesaid, who shall hold office for 
five years from the first day of January next ensuing. Any mem- 
ber of said board may be removed from office for cause by the 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council. The mem- 
bers of the board shall each receive a salary of fifty dollars a year, 
and their necessary travelling and contingent expenses actually 
incurred in attending meetings of the board. The said salary and 
expenses shall be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. The members of said board shall meet on the sec- 
ond Tuesday of January in each year, at such time and place as 
they shall determine, and shall immediately proceed to organize 
by electing a chairman and a secretary, who shall hold their re- 
spective offices for the term of one year. Said board shall hold 
regular meetings on the first Tuesday of March, July and Novem- 
ber of each year, and such additional meetings at such times and 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



places as they may determine. Said board may make by-laws and 
rules not inconsistent with law necessary to carry out the provi- 
sions of this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practising vet- 
erinary medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this 
act by publishing the same in one or more newspapers in this 
Commonwealth, and every such person who is a graduate of a 
recognized school of veterinary medicine, and also every person 
who has been a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Com- 
monwealth for a period of three years next prior to the passage 
of this act, shall, upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, be 
entitled to registration, and said board shall issue to him a certifi- 
cate thereof signed by its chairman and secretary. Registration 
under the provisions of this section shall cease on the first day of 
September in the year nineteen hundred and four. All applica- 
tions for registration under this act shall be made upon blanks 
furnished by the board, alid shall be signed and sworn to by the 
applicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as afore- 
said who is twenty-one years of age shall, upon the payment of a 
fee of five dollars, be entitled to examination, and if found quali- 
fied by the board shall be registered and shall receive a certificate 
of registration as provided in section three. Any person who fails 
to pass a satisfactory examination and is therefore refused regis- 
tration may be re-examined at any regular meeting of the board 
within two years of the time of such refusal, without additional 
fee, and thereafter may be examined at any regular meeting upon 
the payment of a fee of five dollars for each examination. The 
fees received for examination and registration of applicants before 
the board shall be paid monthly by the secretary of the board into 
the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, 
and shall be exclusively in writing, in English. There shall be 
suitable questions to test the requisite knowledge of the applicants 
in the following subjects : — Anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal 
parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and prac- 
tice, therapeutics and materia medica. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register 
of all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to 
public inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 

Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of Septem- 
ber in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to 
practice veterinary medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Com- 
monwealth who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 



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Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this act 
who shall practice veterinary medicine or any branch thereof in 
this Commonwealth shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall 
upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine of not less than fifty 
dollars or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months, 
or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 9. The provisions of this act shall not be construed 
to prohibit advice or service, in a case of emergency, by a person 
not entitled to practice veterinary medicine under this act, and the 
provisions of section nine of chapter seventy-six of the Revised 
Laws relating to the practice of medicine within the Common- 
wealth by physicians and surgeons shall, so far as they may be 
applicable, apply to the practice of veterinary medicine or any 
branch thereof by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as otherwise provided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. [^Ajyproved April 16, 1903. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT .... .... No. 72. 



SECOND ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Boaed of Registeation 
IN Veteeinaey Medicine. 



For the Year 1905. 



BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1906. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 72. 



SECOND ANNUAL REPORT 



Massachusetts-.Eqabd of EEGISTBATION 
IN Veterinaey medicine. 



For the Year 1905 




BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
R 18 Post Office Square. 

^ 1906. 



5TITK LibhAn J Of immmm 

>T4T£ HOUSfi BOSTON 




Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 



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MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Boaed of Eegisteation in 
Yeteeinary Medicine, 

1905. 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, . Boston. 

ELMEU W. BABSON, M.D.V., secretary, . . Gloucester. 

GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D.V.S., Worcester. 

HENRY S. LEWIS, M.D.V., Chelsea. 

THOMAS E. MALONEY, V.S., Fall River. 



EEPOK T. 



BoAKD OF Registration m Yeterisart Medictse, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1905. 

To His Excellency William L. Douglas, Governor. 

Sir : — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Registration in Veter- 
inary Medicine submits its annual report for the year 1905. 

The number of persons who have applied for registration 
during the year is 26, all of whom have been examined ex- 
cept 3. 

The number of applicants on the rejected list who have 
been re-examined is 5, 3 of whom have secured registration. 

The whole number of individual examinations given this 
year is 30. The result is as follows : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


February examination, 


12 


9 


3 


July examination, .... 


14 


8 


6 


November examination, 


4 


2 


2 



Nineteen men have therefore been registered as a result 
of examination, and two men have been registered whose 
applications Avere under reconsideration at the time of our 
last report. 

The Board has registered 379 veterinarians to date. 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



It having been proved to the satisfaction of the Board that 
a certificate had been granted to an applicant under the three- 
3' ear clause of section 3, chapter 249, Acts of 1903, who 
either swore to a false statement, or else that which he con- 
sidered the practice of veterinary medicine could not be so 
construed by the Board under any circumstances ; therefore, 
in accordance with advice from the Attorney-General, the 
Board revoked and annulled this certificate. 

As in the future the attention of the Board ma}^ be brought 
to other cases where a certificate has been granted to an ap- 
plicant who has misrepresented facts upon which depended 
the granting of said certificate, or where the holder of a 
certificate has committed some felony or crime, it is recom- 
mended that an amendment be made to chapter 249, Acts of 
1903, explicitly conferring upon the Board power in such 
cases to revoke and annul certificates. 

The Board has held 13 meetings during the year, of which 
3 were for the purpose of examination. 

One hundred and three complaints of violation of the law 
have been received ; but, as the law makes no provision for 
investigating complaints, nothing very effectual could be 
accomplished in this direction. As the benefit of the law 
comes chiefl}^ from its enforcement, it is recommended that 
this Board be given the same power as that conferred on the 
Board of Registration in Medicine, in chapter 76, Revised 
Laws, section 6, which reads as follows : — 

The Board shall investigate all complaints of the violation of the 
provisions of section 8, and report the same to the proper prose- 
cuting officers. 

It is the unanimous opinion of the members of the Board 
that the services performed by them and necessitated by the 
requirements of the law warrant the request for an increase 
in salary. 

The law requires the Board to examine applicants in the 
following subjects : anatomy, physiology, materia medica, 
therapeutics, bacteriology, pathology, animal parasites, di- 
agnosis and practice, obstetrics and surgery. It has been 
found that this work cannot be successfully accomplished in 



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one day ; and the Board recommends that the application 
fee for examination be increased from $5 to $20, in order 
that the Commonwealth may be adequately compensated 
for its expense in conducting the examination. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows : — 



Form B, fees at $2 (reconsidered and accepted), ... $4 00 
Form C, fees at $5, 140 00 



Total, $144 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members, . . . $457 59 

Clerical assistance, 233 80 

Printing and postage, 129 82 

Stationery and supplies, . . . 22 55 

Miscellaneous, 32 93 



Total, $876 69 



In the Appendix to this report will be found a copy of the 
law under which the Board acts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM. 
E. W. BABSON. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 
HENRY S. LEWIS. 



APPENDIX. 



LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF 
VETERINARIANS. 



[Chapter 249, Acts of 1903.] 

An Act to provide for establishing a Board of Registra- 
tion IN Veterinary Medicine. 
Be it enacted, etc , as follow s: 

Section 1 . The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall appoint five veterinarians, residents of this Common- 
wealth, and graduates of a school of veterinary medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinary Medical Association, who shall con- 
stitute a board of registration in veterinary medicine. Their terms 
of office shall begin on the first day of January in the year nine- 
teen hundred and four, and they shall hold office, one for one year, 
one for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one 
for five years, or until their successors are appointed ; and the 
governor shall appoint annually thereafter, before the first day of 
December, beginning with the year nineteen hundred and four, 
one veterinarian, qualified as aforesaid, who shall hold office for 
five years from the first day of January next ensuing. Any mem- 
ber of said board may be removed from office for cause by the 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council. The mem- 
bers of the board shall each receive a salary of fifty dollars a year, 
and their necessary travelling and contingent expenses actually 
incurred in attending meetings of the board. The said salary and 
expenses shall be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. The members of said board shall meet on the sec- 
ond Tuesday of January in each year, at such time and place as 
they shall determine, and shall immediately proceed to organize 
by electing a chairman and a secretary, who shall hold their re- 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



spective ottices for the term of one year. Said board shall hold 
regular meetings on the first Tuesday of March, July and Novem- 
ber of each year, and such additional meetings at such times and 
places as they may determine. Said board may make by-laws and 
rules not inconsistent with law necessary to carry out the provi- 
sions of this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practicing vet- 
erinary medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this 
act by publishing the same in one or more newspapers in this 
Commonwealth, and every such person who is a graduate of a 
recognized school of veterinary medicine, and also every person 
who has been a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Com- 
monwealth for a period of three years next prior to the passage 
of this act, shall, upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, be 
entitled to registration, and said board shall issue to him a certifi- 
cate thereof signed by its chairman and secretary. Registration 
under the provisions of this section shall cease on the first day of 
September in the year nineteen hundred and four. All applica- 
tions for registration under this act shall be made upon blanks 
furnished by the board, and shall be signed and sworn to by the 
applicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as afore- 
said who is twenty-one years of age shall, upon the payment of a 
fee of five dollars, be entitled to examination, and if found quali- 
fied by the board shall be registered and shall receive a certificate 
of registration as provided in section three. Any person who fails 
to pass a satisfactory examination and is therefore refused regis- 
tration may be re-examined at any regular meeting of the board 
within two years of the time of such refusal, without additional 
fee, and thereafter may be examined at any regular meeting upon 
the payment of a fee of five dollars for each examination. The 
fees received for examination and registration of applicants before 
the board shall be paid monthly by the secretary of the board into 
the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, 
and shall be exclusively in writing, in English. There shall be 
suitable questions to test the requisite knowledge of the applicants 
in the following subjects : — Anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal 
parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and prac- 
tice, therapeutics and materia medica. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register 
of all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to 
public inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 



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Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of Septem- 
ber in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to 
practice veterinary medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Com- 
monwealth who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this act 
who shall practice veterinary medicine or any branch thereof in 
this Commonwealth shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall 
upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine of not less than fifty 
dollars or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months, 
or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 9. The provisions of this act shall not be construed 
to prohibit advice or service, in a case of emergency, by a person 
not entitled to practice veterinary medicine under this act, and the 
provisions of section nine of chapter seventy-six of the Revised 
Laws relating to the practice of medicine within the Common- 
wealth by physicians and surgeons shall, so far as they may be 
applicable, apply to the practice of veterinary medicine or any 
branch thereof by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as otherwise provided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. \_Approved April 16, 1903, 



PrBLIC DOCUMENT .... . . . . X 



THIRD ANNUAL REPOET 

OP THE 

Massachusetts Boaed of Registration 
IN Yeteeinaey Medicine. 



For the Year 1906. 



BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1907. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 72. 



THIRD ANNUAL REPORT 



Massachusetts -Boaed or Eegisteation 

» 

IN Veteeinaey Medicine. 



For the Year 1906. 




BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1907. 
C 



'T^re HOUSE BOSTON 



Approyed by 
The State Board of Publication, 



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MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Boakd of Eegisteation in 
Veteeinaet Medicine, 

1906. 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, . Boston. 

ELMER W. BABSON, M.D.V , Secretary, . . Gloucester. 

GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D.V.S, .... Worcester. 

HENRY S. LEWIS, M.D.V., Chelsea. 

THOMAS E. MALONEY, V.S., Fall River. 



REPOKT. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1906. 

To His Excellency Curtis Guild, Jr., Governor. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Registration in Veter- 
inary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1906. 

The number of persons who have applied foi' registration 
during the year is 11, all of whom have been examined ex- 
cept 1, whose fee was returned, he being unable to take the 
examination in the English language, as required by law. 
Of 3 not examined last year, 1 has been examined this 
year and 2 still remain unexamined. 

The number of applicants on the rejected list who have 
been re-examined is 2, both of whom have secured regis- 
tration . 

Three applicants under section 3 of chapter 249 of the 
Acts of 1903 have been reconsidered, 1 of whom has been 
registered. 

The whole number of individual examinations given this 
year is 16. The result is as follows : — 





Examined. 


1 

; Registered. 


Rejected. 


February examination, 


1 


1 





May examination, .... 


9 


2 


7 


July examination, .... 


5 


2 


3 


November examination, 


1 





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[Jan. 



Five men have therefore been registered as a result of ex- 
amination, and 1 man has been reconsidered and registered, 
under section 3 of chapter 249 of the Acts of 1903. 

The Board has registered 385 veterinarians to date. 

The Board has held 8 meetings during the year, of which 
3 were for the purpose of examination. 

During the year chapter 249 of the Acts of 1903, under 
which the Board acts, has been amended by chapter 503 of 
the Acts of 1906, along the lines suggested by the Board in 
its second annual report. Under this amendment the Board 
has the power to investigate complaints and refer them to the 
proper prosecuting officers. One hundred and thirty-four 
complaints of violation of the law have been received. Of this 
number, 30 have been registered ; 5 have been arrested and 
found guilty ; 12 have taken up other occupations ; 8 have 
removed from the State ; 48 were not true complaints, as 
they were either blacksmiths, livery stable keepers or prac- 
tical farmers, who were called upon by people to do emer- 
gency work, and are rightfully allowed to do such work 
under the law; and 31 are still under investigation, some 
of whom will shortly appear before police courts of the 
Commonwealth. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows : — 



Form B, fee at $2 (reconsidered and accepted), ... $2 00 
Form C, fees at $5, 50 00 



Total, 852 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members, . . . $-473 97 

Clerical assistance, 104 55 

Printing and postage, 104 82 

Miscellaneous, 38 52 



$721 86 



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In the Appendix to this report will be found a copy of the 
law under which the Board acts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM. 
ELMER W. BABSON. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 
HENRY S. LEWIS. 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 



APPENDIX. 



LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF 
^^:TERIXARIANS. 



Chap. 249, Acts of 1903. 
An Act to provide for establishing a Board of Registra- 
tion IN Veterinary Medicine. 

[As amended in sections 1 and 4 by chapter 503, Acts of 1906.] 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall appoint five veterinarians, residents of this Common- 
wealth and graduates of a school of veterinary medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinary Medical Association, who shall consti- 
tute a board of registration in veterinary medicine. Their terms of 
oflBce shall begin on the first day of January in the year nineteen 
hundred and four, and they shall hold office, one for one year, one 
for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one for 
five years, or until their successors are appointed ; and the governor 
shall appoint annually thereafter, before the first day of December, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and four, one veterina- 
rian, qualified as aforesaid, who shall hold office for five years from 
the first day of January next ensuing. Any member of said board 
may be removed from office for cause by the governor, with the 
advice and consent of the council. The members of the board 
shall each receive a salary of fifty dollars a year, and their neces- 
sary travelling and contingent expenses actually incurred in at- 
tending meetings of the board. The secretary shall receive an 
additional salary of three hundred and fifty dollars a year, and his 
necessary travelling and contingent expenses, not exceeding the 
sum of three hundred dollars, actually incurred in attending to 
the necessary work of the board. The said salary and expenses 
shall be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. The members of said board shall meet on the second 
Tuesday of January in each year, at such time and place as they 
shall determine, and shall immediately proceed to organize by 



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electing a chairman and a secretary, who shall hold their respective 
offices for the term of one year. Said board shall hold regular 
meetings on the first Tuesday of March, July and November of 
each year, and such additional meetings at such times and places 
as they may determine. Said board may make by-la svs and rules 
not inconsistent with law necessary to carry out the provisions of 
this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practicing vet- 
erinary medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this 
act by publishing the same in one or more newspapers in this Com- 
monwealth, and every such person who is a graduate of a recog- 
nized school of veterinary medicine, and also every person who 
has been a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Commonwealth 
for a period of three years next prior to the passage of this act, 
shall, upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, be entitled to 
registration, and said board shall issue to him a certificate thereof 
signed by its chairman and secretary. Registration under the 
provisions of this section shall cease on the first day of September 
in the year nineteen hundred and four. All applications for regis- 
tration under this act shall be made upon blanks furnished by the 
board, and shall be signed and sworn to by the applicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as afore- 
said who is twenty-one years of age shall, upon the payment of a 
fee of fifteen dollars, be entitled to examination, and if found 
qualified by the board shall be registered and shall receive a cer- 
tificate of registration as provided in section three. Any person 
who fails to pass a satisfactory examination and is therefore re- 
fused registration may be re-examined at any regular meeting of 
the board within two years of the time of such refusal, without 
additional fee, and thereafter may be examined at any regular 
meeting upon the payment of a fee of fifteen dollars for each ex- 
amination. The fees received for examination and registration of 
applicants before the board shall be paid monthly by the secretary 
of the board into the treasury of the Commonwealth. §aid board, 
after a hearing, may by unanimous vote revoke any certificate 
issued by it and cancel the registration of any veterinarian who 
has been convicted of a felony or crime in the practice of his 
profession. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, 
and shall be exclusively in writing, in English. There shall be 
suitable questions to test the requisite knowledge of the applicants 
in the following subjects : — Anatomy, surgery, physiology, ani- 



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11 



mal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and 
practice, therapeutics and materia medica. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register 
of all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to 
public inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 

Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of Septem- 
ber in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to practice 
veterinary medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Commonwealth 
who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this act 
•who shall practice veterinary medicine or any branch thereof in 
this Commonwealth shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall 
upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine of not less than fifty 
dollars or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months, 
or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 9. The provisions of this act shall not be construed 
to prohibit advice or service, in a case of emergency, by a person 
not entitled to practice veterinary medicine under this act, and the 
provisions of section nine of chapter seventy-six of the Revised 
Laws relating to the practice of medicine within the Commonwealth 
by physicians and surgeons shall, so far as they may be applicable, 
apply to the practice of veterinary medicine or any branch thereof 
by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as otherwise provided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 



Chapter 503, Acts of 1906. 
Section 3. Said board shall investigate all complaints of the 
violation of the provisions of section eight of said chapter two 
hundred and forty-nine, and report the same to the proper prose- 
cuting officers. 



Public Document No. 72 



FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT 



Massachusehs Boaed or Registeation 
IN Yeteeinaet Medicine. 



For the Year 1907 




BOSTON: 

WEIGHT & POTTER FEINTING CO., STATE PEINTEES, 
18 Post Office Squase. 
1908. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Massachusetts -.Boaed of Registration 
IN Veteri nary Medicine. 



For the Yeae 1907. 




BOSTON: 

WEIGHT & POTTER PR... TING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1908. 



D^-c ^1 1918 
us 



»TATE HOUSF BOSTOI^' 



Appboted by 
The State Board of Publication. 



"B 

MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Board of Eegisteation in 
Veteeinary Medicine, 

1907. 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M.D.V , Chairman, . Boston. 

ELMER VV. BABSON, M.D.V., Secretary, . . . Gloucester. 

GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D.V.S., .... Worcester. 

HENRY S. LEWIS, M.D.V., Chelsea. 

THOMAS E. MALONEY, V.S., Fall River. 



RBPOET. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 14, 1907. 

To His Excellency Curtis Guild, Jr., Governor. 

Sir : — In compliance with, the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, tlie Board of Eegistration in Veter- 
inary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1907. 

The number of persons who have applied for registration 
dui'ing the year is 18, all of whom have been examined ex- 
cept 6. Xeither of the 2 not examined at the last report 
has presented himself for examination. 

The number of applicants on the rejected list who have 
been re-examined is 3, none of whom have secured registra- 
tion. 

The whole number of individual examinations given this 
year is 19. The result is as follows : — 





ExamiDed. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


February examination, . . 


5 ' 


1 


4 


July examination, .... 


10 


3 


7 


November examination, . 


4 


1 


3 



Five men have therefore been registered as a result of ex- 
amination. 

The Board began this year to hold a two-day examination. 
• There have been 390 veterinarians registered to date. 



6 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 1908. 



The Board has held 7 meetings during the year, and 3 
examinations. 

During the year, chapter 249 of the Acts of 1903, under 
which the Board acts, has been amended by chapter 314 of 
the Acts of 1907. Under this amendment farmers are 
allowed to render assistance to their neighbors as long as 
they do not hold themselves out as veterinarians. The 
penal clause is made more specific. 

During the year 1 person has been convicted for the ille- 
gal practice of veterinary medicine, and 1 other at present 
is being prosecuted. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasurj^ of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows : — 



Form C, fees at $15, $315 00 

Total, . . . $316 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members, . . . $716 94 

Investigating complaints, . . . . . . . . 141 83 

Clerical assistance, 182 65 

Printing and postage, 102 52 

Miscellaneous, 63 00 

Total, $1,206 94 



In the Appendix to this report will be found a copy of 
the law under which the Board acts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LANG^DON FROTHINGHAM. 
ELMER W. BABSON. 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 
HENRY S. LEWIS. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 



APPEXDIX. 



LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF 
VETERINARIANS. 



Chapter 249, Acts of 1903. 

An Act to provide for establishing a Board of Registra- 
tion IN Veterinary Medicine. 

[As amended in sections 1 and 4 by chapter 503 of the Acts of 1906 and in sections 8 and 9 
by chapter 314 of the Acts of 1907.] 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The goverDor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall appoint five veterinarians, residents of tliis Common- 
wealth and graduates of a school of veterinary medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinary Medical Association, who shall consti- 
tute a board of registration in veterinary medicine. Their terms of 
office shall begin on the first day of January in the year nineteen 
hundred and four, and they shall hold office, one for one year, one 
for two j-ears, one for three years, one for four years and one for 
five years, or until their successors are appointed ; and the governor 
shall appoint annually thereafter, before the first day of December, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and four, one veterina- 
rian, qualified as aforesaid, who shall hold office for five years from 
the first day of January next ensuing. Any member of said board 
may be removed from office for cause by the governor, with the 
advice and consent of the council. The members of the board 
shall each receive a salary of fifty dollars a year, and their neces- 
sary travelling and contingent expenses actually incurred in at- 
tending meetings of the board. The secretary shall receive an 
additional salary of three hundred and fifty dollars a year, and his 
necessary travelling and contingent expenses, not exceeding the 
sum of three hundred dollars, actually incurred in attending to 
the necessary work of the board. The said salary and expenses 
shall be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth. 



8 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



Section 2. The members of said board shall meet on the second 
Tuesday of January in each year, at such time and place as they 
shall determine, and shall immediately proceed to organize by 
electing a chairman and a secretary, who shall hold their respective 
offices for the term of one year. Said board shall hold regular 
meetings on the first Tuesday of March, July and November of 
each year, and such additional meetings at such times and places 
as they may determine. Said board may make by-laws and rules 
not inconsistent with law necessary to carry out the provisions of 
this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practicing vet- 
erinary medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this 
act by publishing the same in one or more newspapers in this Com- 
monwealth, and every such person who is a graduate of a recog- 
nized school of veterinary medicine, and also every person who 
has been a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Commonwealth 
for a period of three years next prior to the passage of this act, 
shall, upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, be entitled to 
registration, and said board shall issue to him a certificate thereof 
signed by its chairman and secretary. Registration under the 
provisions of this section shall cease on the first day of September 
in the year nineteen hundred and four. All applications for regis- 
tration under this act shall be made upon blanks furnished by the 
board, and shall be signed and sworn to by the applicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as afore- 
said who is twenty-one years of age shall, upon the payment of a 
fee of fifteen dollars, be entitled to examination, and if found 
qualified by the board shall be registered and shall receive a cer- 
tificate of registration as provided in section three. Any person 
who fails to pass a satisfactory examination and is therefore re- 
fused registration may be re-examined at any regular meeting of 
the board within two years of the time of such refusal, without 
additional fee, and thereafter may be examined at any regular 
meeting upon the payment of a fee of fifteen dollars for each 
examination. The fees received for examination and registration 
of applicants before the board shall be paid monthly by the secre- 
tary of the board into the treasury of the Commonwealth. Said 
board, after a hearing, may by unanimous vote revoke any cer- 
tificate issued by it and cancel the registration of any-veterinarian 
who has been convicted of a felony or crime in the practice of his 
profession. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, 
and shall be exclusively in writing, in English. There shall be 



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9 



suitable questions to test the requisite knowledge of the applicants 
in the following subjects : — Anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal 
parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and prac- 
tice, therapeutics and materia medica. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register 
of all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to 
public inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 

Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of Septem- 
ber in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to practice 
veterinary medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Commonwealth 
who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this act 
who holds himself out as a practitioner of veterinary medicine, or 
practices, or attempts to practice veterinary medicine in any of its 
branches in this Commonwealth, shall for each offence be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction thereof be 
punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars or by imprison- 
ment for a term not exceeding two months, or by both such fine 
and imprisonment. 

Section 9. The provisions of this act shall not be construed to 
prohibit advice or service, in a case of emergency, by a person not 
entitled to practice veterinary medicine under this act, nor to pro- 
hibit farmers from rendering services to their neighbors if they do 
not hold themselves out as veterinary practitioners under the pro- 
visions of this act, and the provisions of section nine of chapter 
seventy-six of the Revised Laws relating to the practice of medicine 
within the Commonwealth by physicians and surgeons shall, so far 
as they may be applicable, apply to the practice of veterinary medi- 
cine or any branch thereof by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as otherwise provided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 



Chapter 503, Acts of 1906. 
Section 3. Said board shall investigate all complaints of the 
violation of the provisions of section eight of said chapter two 
hundred and forty-nine, and report the same to the proper prose- 
cuting oflScers. 



Public Document No. 72 



FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT 



Massachusetts Boaed of Registeation 
IN Veteeinaey Medicine. 



For the Year 1908. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO./ STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Squabe. 
1909. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Mass achusetts: Bo ABD of Registeation 
IN Veterinary Medicine. 



For the Year 1908. 




BOSTON: 

WEIGHT & POTTEE FEINTING CO., STATE PEINTEES, 
^ 18 Post Office Squabe. 

1909. 
o 



1918 



Approved by 
The State Boaed op Publication. 



MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Board of Eegisteation in 
Veterinary Medicine, 

1908. 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, . Boston. 
ELMER W. BABSON, M.D.V., Secretdry, . . Gloucester. 
THOMAS E. MALONEY, V.S., .... Fall River. 
GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D.V.S., .... Worcester. 
HENRY S. LEWIS, M.D.V., Chelsea. 



REPORT. 



Board of Registratiox ix Veteeixary Medicixe, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1908. 

To His Excellency Curtis Gold, Jr., Governor. 

Sir : — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Kegistration in Vet- 
erinary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal 
year 1908. 

The number of persons who have applied for registration 
during the year is 17, all of whom have been examined except 
2. Neither one of the 8 men who failed to appear for exam- 
ination at the last report has as yet presented himself for 
examination. 

The number of applicants on the rejected list who have 
been re-examined is 5, 2 of whom have been registered. 

The whole number of individual examinations given this 
year is 23. The result is as follows : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


February examination, 


1 


1 


- 


July examination. 


12 




7 


November examination, 


10 


2 


8 



Eight men have therefore been registered as a result of 
examination. 

There have been 398 veterinarians registered to date. 
The Board has held 7 meetings during the year, and 3 
examinations. 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 1909. 



During the year 1 person has been convicted for the illegal 
practice of veterinary medicine. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows : — 



Fonn C, fees at $15, $285 00 

Total, $285 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 

Salaries and travening expenses of members, . . * . $690 59 

Investigating complaints, 101 94 

Clerical assistance, 205 20 

Printing and postage, • . 95 84 

Miscellaneous, 46 42 

Total, $1,139 99 



In the Appendix to this report will be found a copy of the 
law under which the Board acts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM. 
ELMER W. BABSON. 
THOS. E. MALOIsTEY. 
G. O. PENNIMAN. 
HENRY S. LEWIS. 




APPENDIX. 



LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF VETERI- 
NARIANS. 



Chapter 249, Acts of 1903. 

An Act to provide for establishing a Board of Registration in 
Veterinary Medicine. 

[As amended in sections 1 and 4 by chapter 503 of the Acts of 1906, and in sections- 
8 and 9 by chapter 314 of the Acts of 1907.] 

Be it enacted, etc., follows: 

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall appoint five veterinarians, residents of this Common- 
wealth and graduates of a school of veterinary medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinary Medical Association, who shall consti- 
tute a board of registration in veterinary medicine. Their terms of 
office shall begin on the first day of January in the year nineteen 
hundred and four, and they shall hold office, one for one year, one 
for two j^ears, one for three years, one for four years and one for 
five years, or until their successors are appointed; and the governor 
shall appoint annually thereafter, before the first day of December, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and four, one veteri- 
narian, qualified as aforesaid, who shall hold office for five years 
from the first day of January next ensuing. Any member of said 
board may be removed from office for cause by the governor, witk 
the ad\dce and consent of the council. The members of the Board 
shall each receive a salary of fifty dollars a year, and their necessary 
travelling and contingent expenses actually incurred in attending 
meetings of the board. The secretaiy shall receive an additional 
salary of three hundred and fifty dollars a year, and his necessary 
travelling and contingent expenses, not exceeding the sum of three 
hundred dollars, actually incurred in attending to the necessary work 
of the board. The said salary and expenses shall be paid out of 
the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. The members of said board shall meet on the second 
Tuesday of January in each year, at such time and place as they 
shall determine, and shall immediately proceed to organize by elect- 
ing a chairman and a secretary, who shall hold their respective 
offices for the term of one year. Said board shall hold regular 



8 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



meetings ou the first Tuesday of March, July and November of each 
year, and such additional meetings at such times and places as they 
may determine. Said board may make by-laws and rules not incon- 
sistent with law necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practicing veteri- 
nary medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this act 
by publishing the same in one or more newspapers in this Com- 
monwealth, and eveiy such person who is a graduate of a recognized 
school of veterinary medicine, and also every person who has been 
a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Commonwealth for a 
period of three years next prior to the passage of this act, shall, 
upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, be entitled to registration, 
and said board shall issue to him a certificate thereof signed by its 
<;haii'man and secretary. Registration under the provisions of this 
section shall cease on the first day of September in the year nine- 
teen hundred and four. All applications for registration under this 
act shall be made upon blanks furnished by the board, and shall 
be signed and sworn to by the applicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as aforesaid 
who is twenty-one years of age shall, upon the payment of a fee 
of fifteen dollars, be entitled to examination, and if found qualified 
by the board shall be registered and shall receive a certificate of 
registration as provided in section three. Any person who fails 
to pass a satisfactory examination and is therefore refused regis- 
tration may be re-examined at any regular meeting of the board 
mthin two years of the time of such refusal, without additional fee, 
and thereafter may be examined at any regular meeting upon the 
pajTnent of a fee of fifteen dollars for each examination. The fees 
received for examination and registration of applicants before the 
board shall be paid monthly by the secretary of the board into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth. Said board, after a hearing, may 
loj unanimous vote revoke any certificate issued by it and cancel 
the registration of any veterinarian who has been convicted of a 
felony or ciime in the practice of his profession. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, 
and shall be exclusively in writing, in English. There shall be 
suitable questions to test the requisite knowledge of the applicants 
in the following subjects: — Anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal 
parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics and materia medica. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register 
of all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to 
public inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 

Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the fii^st day of September 
in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to practice 
T'eterinary medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Commonwealth 
who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 



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9 



Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this act 
who holds himself out as a practitioner of veterinary medicine, or 
practices, or attempts to practice veterinary" medicine in any of its 
branches in this Commonwealth, shall for each offence be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction thereof be pun- 
ished hj a fine of not less than fifty dollars or by imprisonment 
for a term not exceeding two months, or by both such fine and im- 
prisonment. 

Section 9. The pro\dsions of this act shall not be construed to 
prohibit ad\ice or serrice, in a case of emergency, by a person not 
entitled to practice veterinary medicine under this act, nor to pro- 
hibit farmers from rendering services to their neighbors if they da 
not hold themselves out as veterinary practitioners under the pro- 
visions of this act, and the provisions of section nine of chapter 
seventy-six of the Rerised Laws relating to the practice of medicine 
within the Commonwealth by phj^sicians and surgeons shall, so far 
as they may be applicable, apply to the practice of veterinary medi- 
cine or any branch thereof by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as otherwise prorided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 



Chapter 503, Acts of 1906. 
Section 3. Said board shall investigate all complaints of the 
violation of the prorisions of section eight of said chapter two hun- 
dred and forty-nine, and report the same to the proper prosecuting 
officers. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Boaed of Registeation 
IN Veteeinaey Medicine. 



I 

For the Yeak 1909. 




BOSTON: 

WEIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Squaee. 
1910. 



I 



Public Document 



No. 72 



SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Massa chusetts:Boaed OF Registeation 
IN Yeteeinary M edicine. 



For the Year 1909. 




BOSTON: 

WEIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

18 Post Office Square. 
\ 1910. 



IT4TE LibKAHi JlAcJSAUHliiKn, 



STATE HOUSE BOSTON 




Approved by 
The Sta-te Board of Publication. 



(o 14-, z^n-b 

3 

MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Board of Eegistration in 
Veterinary Medicine. 

1909. 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, . Boston. 
ELMER W. BABSON, M.D.V., Secretary, . . Gloucester. 
THOMAS E. MALONEY, V.S., . . . Fall River. 
GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D.V.S., . . . Worcester. 
HENRY S. LEWIS, M.D.V., .... Chelsea. 



<£ommontoEoltl) of itlassactjusetts. 



EEPORT. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1909. 

To His Excellency Ebex S. Draper, Governor. 

Sir : In compliance with the requirements of chapter 249 
of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Registration in veter- 
inary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1909. 

The number of persons who have applied for registration 
during the year is 12, all of whom have been examined, 
and 1 who had filed his application in a previous year 
appeared for examination. The number of applicants on 
the rejected list who have been re-examined is 4, none of 
whom have been registered. 

The whole number of individual examinations given this 
year is 16. The result is as follows : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


July examination .... 


14 


9 


5 


November examination 


3 




3 



Nine men have therefore been registered as a result of 
examination. 

There have been 407 veterinarians registered to date. 
The Board has held 6 meetings during the year, and 2 
examinations. 

During the year the Board has received complaints against 
14 individuals for practising veterinary medicine illegally, 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



which, with former complaints against three other individ- 
uals, have been thoroughly investigated, with the following 
results : — 

Complaints against 3 were found to be groundless, and 
8 are still under investigation. Five individuals have been 
brought before courts and their cases disposed of as follows : 
5 were found guilty ; of these, 3 appealed, 1 was placed on 
file and 1 paid a fine of $50. A warrant has been issued for 
the arrest of. the remaining* individual, but has not been 
served, as he has left the Commonwealth. 

In April and May a copy of the official list of registered 
veterinarians in the State of Massachusetts was sent to the 
clerks of the principal cities and towns of the Common- 
wealth, accompanied by the following information: "The 
spaying of female dogs is a branch of veterinary medicine, 
and can be done legally only by registered veterinarians. 
The accompanying list gives the names of those whose cer- 
tificates are acceptable in this Commonwealth. No other 
certificates are acceptable." 

A number of said clerks have signified their desire to 
assist the Board in regulating this work by accepting only 
the certificates of registered veterinarians ; but in order to 
avoid confliction of statutes, it is recommended that the 
words " competent persons," in section 130, chapter 102, 
Revised Laws, be changed to " registered veterinarians," so 
that this section shall read : ' ' The fee of every license shall 
be two dollars for a male dog and five dollars for a female 
dog, unless a certificate of a registered veterinarian who 
performed the operation has been filed with the city or town 
clerk that said female dog" has been spayed and has thereby 
been deprived of the power of propagation, in which case 
the fee shall be two dollars." 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have 
been as follows : — 

Form C, fees at $15, $225 00 



Total, 



$225 00 



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7 



The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 



Total, $1,022 20 

In the Appendix to this report will be found a copy of 
the law under which the Board acts. 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary, 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 
HENRY S. LEWIS. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 



Salaries and traveling expenses of members, 
Investigating complaints. 
Clerical assistance, .... 
Printing and postage, .... 
Miscellaneous, ..... 



S689 95 
120 36 
87 10 
84 52 
40 27 



Respectfully submitted, 



APPENDIX. 



LAW RELATIXG TO THE REGISTRATION OF VETERI- 
NARIANS. 



Chaptek 249, Acts of 1903. 

Ax Act to provide fob establishtntg a Boabd of REGisrsATioir rw 
Yeteeixaby MzDiaxE. 

[As amended in sections 1 and 4 by chapter 503 of the Acta of 1906, and in sectiona 
S and 9 by chapter 314 of the Acts of 1907.] 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. The goTernor. with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall appoint five veterinarians, residents of this Common- 
wealth and graduates of a school of veterinary medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinary Medical Association, who shall consti- 
tute a board of registration in veterinary medicine. Their terms of 
ofl&ee shall begin on the first day of January in the year nineteen 
hundred and four, and they shall hold oflBce, one for one year, one 
for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one for 
five years, or imdl their successors are appointed; and the governor 
shall appoint annually thereafter, before the first day of December, 
beginning with the year nineteen htmdred and four, one veteri- 
narian, qualified as aforesaid, who shaU hold ofl&ce for five years 
from the first day of January next ensning. Any member of said 
board may be removed from office for cause by the governor, with 
the advice and consent of the council. The members of the board 
shall each receive a salary of fifty dollars a year, and their necessary 
travelling and contingent expenses actually incurred in attending 
meetings of the board. The secretary shall receive an additional 
salary of three hundred and fifty doUars a year, and his necessary 
travelling and contingent expenses, not exceeding the sum of three 
hundred doUars, actually incurred in attending to the necessary work 
of the board. The said salary and expenses shall be paid out of 
the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

Sectiox 2. The members of said board shall meet on the second 
Tuesday of January in each year, at such time and place as they 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 



shall determine, and shall immediately proceed to organize by elect- 
ing a chairman and a secretary, who shall hold their respective 
offices for the term of one year. Said board shall hold regular 
meetings on the first Tuesday of March, July and November of each 
year, and such additional meetings at such times and places as they 
may determine. Said board may make by-laws and rules not incon- 
sistent with law necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practicing veteri- 
nary medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this act 
by publishing the same in one or more newspapers in this Com- 
monwealth, and every such person who is a graduate of a recognized 
school of veterinary medicine, and also every person who has been 
a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Commonwealth for a 
period of three years next prior to the passage of this act, shall, 
upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, be entitled to registration, 
and said board shall issue to him a certificate thereof signed by its 
chairman and secretary. Registration under the provisions of this 
section shall cease on the first day of September in the year nine- 
teen hundred and four. All applications for registration under this 
act shall be made upon blanks furnished by the board, and shall 
be signed and sworn to by the applicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as aforesaid 
who is twenty-one years of age shall, upon the payment of a fee 
of fifteen dollars, be entitled to exanaination, and if found qualified 
by the board shall be registered and shall receive a certificate of 
registration as provided in section three. Any person who fails 
to pass a satisfactory examination and is therefore refused regis- 
tration may be re-examined at any regular meeting of the board 
within two years of the time of such refusal, without additional fee, 
and thereafter may be examined at any regular meeting upon the 
payment of a fee of fifteen dollars for each examination. The fees 
received for examination and registration of applicants before the 
board shall be paid monthly by the secretary of the board into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth. Said board, after a hearing, may 
by unanimous vote revoke any certificate issued by it and cancel 
the registration of any veterinarian who has been convicted of a 
felony or crime in the practice of his profession. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, 
and shall be exclusively in writing, in English. There shall be 
suitable questions to test the requisite knowledge of the applicants 
in the following subjects : — Anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal 
parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics and materia medica. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register 
of all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to 
public inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 



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Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of September 
in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to practice 
veterinary medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Commonwealth 
who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this act 
who holds himself out as a practitioner of veterinary medicine, or 
practices, or attempts to practice veterinary medicine in any of its 
branches in this Commonwealth, shall for each offence be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction thereof be pun- 
ished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars or by imprisonment 
for a term not exceeding two months, or by both such fine and im- 
prisonment. 

Section 9. The provisions of this act shall not be construed to 
prohibit advice or service, in a case of emergency, by a person not 
entitled to practice veterinary medicine under this act, nor to pro- 
hibit farmers from rendering ser\ices to their neighbors if they do 
not hold themselves out as veterinary practitioners under the pro- 
visions of this act, and the provisions of section nine of chapter 
seventy-six of the Revised Laws relating to the practice of medicine 
within the Commonwealth by physicians and surgeons shall, so far 
as they may be applicable, apply to the practice of veterinary medi- 
cine or any branch thereof by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as otherwise provided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 



Chapter 503, Acts of 1906. 
Section 3. Said board shall investigate all complaints of the 
violation of the provisions of section eight of said chapter two hun- 
dred and forty-nine, and report the same to the proper prosecuting 
ofiicers. 



ft 



Public Document No. 72 



SEVENTH AXXUAL REPORT 



Massachusetts Boaed of Registeatiox 
IX Teterinaey Medicine. 



For the Year 1910. 




BOSTON: 

WEIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Squaee. 
1911. 

I 



Public Document 



No. 72 



SEVE^^TH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THK 

Massachusetts /BoAED or Eegisteation 
I N Veter inary Medicine. 



Foe the Year 1910. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1911. 




m 

^TATE House, dO^rON. 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 




1910 
3 

MEMBERS 



Massachusetts Board of Registration in 
Veterinary Medicine. 

1910. 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, . BosTOS. . 

ELMER W. BABSON, M.D.V., Secretary, . . Gloucester. 

THOMAS E. MALONEY, V.S., .... Fall River. 

GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D.V.S Worcester. 

HENRY S. LEWIS, M.D.V., Chelsea. 



®l)e *!lciinmonu)CQltl) of ittassacljusctts. 



EEPOET. 



Board of Registratiox ix Veterixary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1910. 

To His Excellency Eben S. Draper^ Governor. 

Sir : — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Eegistration in Veteri- 
nary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1910. 

]^ineteen persons have applied for registration during the 
year, all of whom have been examined. Of this number. 15 
were gTaduates of veterinary schools authorized to confer 
degrees in veterinary medicine and 4 held no such degree. 
Two of the latter have been granted certificates to practice 
by the Board of Registration in Medicine. 

The number of individual examinations given this year is 
23, and the result is given in the following table: — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


•July examination 


18 


11 






5 


1 


4 


Totals 


•23 


1-2 


11 



The annexed table shows the schools which the above men 
attended and the results of their examinations : — 



Examined. 



Registered. 



Rejected. 



New York American, 
Cornell, . 
New York, 
Harvard Veterinary, 
Harvard Medical, 
United States, 
Chicago, . 
McKillip, . 
Grand Rapids, 
Ontario, 
Correspondence school. 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 419 
certificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held 7 meetings and 2 ex- 
aminations. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose by the secretary, and returned to him before the 
date of examination, properly executed and accompanied by 
the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an examination, 
showing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on 
the receipt of this application; tickets are also issued to re- 
jected applicants entitled to a re-examination, if applied for 
before the date of examination.^ 

At least two examinations, "exclusively in writing, and 
in English," are required by law to be held in a year, and 
these usually take place during the second week in July 
and J^ovember. The time devoted to an examination is two 
days of seven hours each. 

According to law each applicant is examined in the fol- 
lowing subjects: anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal para- 
sites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and prac- 
tice, therapeutics and materia medica. There is usually an 
average of eight questions in each subject, and the answer to 
each question is marked on a scale of to 100. The appli- 
cant's general average is then computed, and if it falls below 
TO per cent, he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name 
of no applicant is known to any examiner, with the exception 
of the secretary. Each examination book bears a number, 
upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

It may not be amiss to state that graduates of veterinary 
schools in good standing generally have no difficulty in 
passing the examinations of this Board. On the contrary, 
graduates of correspondence schools have, as yet, been un- 
successful. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against 6 individuals for practicing veterinary medicine ille- 



^ According to a recent ruling of the Board, applications for examination must be in the 
hands of the secretary at least three days before an examination. 



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7 



gaily, and has made 3 prosecutions, of which 2 were suc- 
cessful. 

In the unsuccessful case the evidence showed that the de- 
fendant had done considerable dental work and had received 
a'ood fees for the same. The defense maintained that veter- 
inary dentistry was not a branch of veterinary medicine. The 
judge ruled that it was, but also ruled that although the 
government had proved that the defendant had practiced 
dentistry on horses, which is a branch of veterinary medicine, 
it had failed to show that the defendant had held himself 
out as a practitioner of veterinary medicine in any of its 
branches, interpreting the law to mean that a person may per- 
form acts which are a part of the practice of veterinary 
medicine if he does not hold himself out as a practitioner. 

It is the opinion of the Board that it is never necessary 
for the government to show that a defendant holds himself out 
as a practitioner of veterinary medicine or any of its branches 
if it is proved that he has actually practiced, for the Supreme 
Judicial Court rendered an opinion on the thirteenth day of 
December, 1909, in the case of the Commonwealth i'. S^. 
Pierre, in which it states : — 

Proof that the defendant acted either as a phj^sieian or surgeon 
was sufficient to support the complaint, which charged him with 
holding himself out as a physician and surgeon. . . . (Common- 
wealth V. Dolan, 121 Mass. 374). 

Also, at an earlier date a similar opinion was given by 
Chief Justice Shaw of the Supreme Court, part of which 
reads as follows : — 

We think it not necessary for one to profess to practice generally, 
either as a physician or surgeon, to bring him within the operation 
of this statute, but that it extends to any one engaging in practice 
in a distinct department of either profession, and that the de- 
fendant's practice fonns a considerable department in the practice 
of surgery. (Hewett v. Charier, 16 Pickering, 353.) 

In other words, although a man may specialize in any 
branch of veterinary medicine, we believe he comes under 
the provisions of this act. 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



Although these opinions refer to the practice of medicine, 
we believe that they are also applicable to the practice of 
veterinary medicine, under sections 7 and 8, chapter 249, 
Acts of 1903, which read as follows : — 

Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of September 
in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to practice 
veterinary medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Commonwealth 
who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this act 
who holds himself out as a practitioner of veterinary medicine, or 
practices, or attempts to practice veterinary medicine in any of its 
branches in this Commonwealth, shall for each offence be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction thereof be pun- 
ished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars or by imprisonment 
for a term not exceeding two months; or by both such fine and 
imprisonment. 

Under these sections the Board has prosecuted a number 
of unregistered persons before various municipal courts for 
practicing veterinary dentistry. When the defendants in 
such cases employ attorneys, the latter usually claim that 
veterinary dentistry is not a branch of veterinary medicine, 
and it becomes necessary for the Board to show that veteri- 
nary dentistry is a branch of veterinary medicine. 

To make the position of the Board stronger in this matter, 
and to show explicitly that veterinary dentistry is a branch 
of veterinary medicine, it is recommended that section 5 of 
chapter 249 of the Acts of 1903 be amended by the addition 
of the words ^' veterinary dentistry," so that it shall read : — 

Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, and shall be 
exclusively in writing, in English. There shall be suitable questions 
to test the requisite knowledge of the applicants in the following 
subjects: anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, 
pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, ma- 
teria medica and veterinary dentistry. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows : — 

Form C, fees, at $15, . $255 00 



Total, 



$255 00 



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The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 

Salaries and travelling- expenses of members, . . . . $698 95 

Investigating complaints, 104 87 

Clerical assistance, 75 00 

Printing and postage, 51 08 

Miscellaneous, 47 35 



Total, $977 25 



In the appendix to this report will be found a copy of the 
law under which the Board acts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LAXGDOIST FROTHII^GHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSOJST, Secretary. 
THOS. E. MALOisTEY. 
GEO. P. PE^^OTMAX. 
HEISTRY S. LEWIS. 



APPENDIX. 



LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF VETERI- 
NARIANS. 



Chapter 2-19, Acts of 1903. 

Ax Act to provide for establishing a Board of Registration m 
Yeterixaey ^Medicine. 

[As amended in sections 1 and 4 by chapter 503 of the Acts of 1906, and in sections 
8 and 9 by chapter 311 of the Acts of 1907.] 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shaU appoint five veterinarians, residents of this Common- 
wealth and graduates of a school of veterinary medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinary Medical Association, who shall consti- 
tute a board of registration in veteiinaiy medicine. Their teims of 
office shall begin on the fii-st day of January in the year nineteen 
hundi-ed and four, and they shall hold office, one for one year, one 
for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one for 
five years, or until theii' successors are appointed; and the governor 
shall appoint annually thereafter, before the fij-st day of December, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and four, one veteri- 
narian, qualified as aforesaid, who shall hold office for five years 
from the first day of Januaiy next ensuing. Any member of said 
board may be removed from office for cause by the governor, with 
the advice and consent of the council. The members of the board 
shall each receive a salaiy of fifty dollars a year, and their necessaiy 
travelling and contingent expenses actually incurred in attending 
meetings of the board. The secretary shall receive an additional 
salary of three hundred and fifty dollars a year, and his necessary 
travelling and contingent expenses, not exceeding the sum of three 
hundred dollai*s, actually incurred in attending to the. necessary Avork 
of the board. The said salary and expenses shall be paid out of 
the treasurj^ of the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. The members of said board shall meet on the second 
Tuesday of January- in each year, at such time and place as they 



12 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



shall determine, and shall immediately proceed to organize by elect- 
ing a chairman and a secretary, who shall hold their respective 
offices for the term of one year. Said board shall hold regular 
meetings on the first Tuesday of March, July and November of each 
year, and such additional meetings at such times and places as they 
may deteimine. Said board may make by-laws and rules not incon- 
sistent with law necessary to carry out the pro\isions of this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practicing veteri- 
nary medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this act 
by publishing the same in one or more newspapers in this Com- 
monwealth, and every such person who is a graduate of a recognized 
school of veterinary medicine, and also every person who has been 
a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Commonwealth for a 
period of three years next prior to the passage of this act, shall, 
upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, be entitled to registration, 
and said board shall issue to him a certificate thereof signed by its 
chairman and secretary. Registration under the provisions of this 
section shall cease on the first day of September in the year nine- 
teen hundred and four. All applications for registration under this 
act shall be made upon blanks furnished by the board, and shall 
be signed and sworn to by the applicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as aforesaid 
who is twentj^-'One years of age shall, upon the payment of a fee 
of fifteen dollars, be entitled to examination, and if found qualified 
by the board shall be registered and shall receive a certificate of 
registration as provided in section three. Any person who fails 
to pass a satisfactory examination and is therefore refused regis- 
tration may be re-examined at any regular meeting of the board 
within two years of the time of such refusal, without additional fee, 
and thereafter may be examined at any regular meeting upon the 
payment of a fee of fifteen dollars for each examination. The fees 
received for examination and registration of applicants before the 
board shall be paid monthly by the secretary of the board into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth. Said board, after a hearing, may 
by unanimous vote revoke any certificate issued by it and cancel 
the registration of any veterinarian who has been convicted of a 
felony or crime in the practice of his profession. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, 
and shall be exclusively in writing, in English. There shall be 
suitable questions to test the requisite knowledge of the applicants 
in the following subjects : — Anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal 
parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics and materia medica. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register 
of all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to 
public inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 



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13 



Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of September 
in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to practice 
veterinary medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Commonwealth 
who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this act 
who holds himself out as a practitioner of veterinary medicine, or 
practices, or attempts to practice veterinary medicine in any of its 
branches in this Commonwealth, shall for each offence be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction thereof be pun- 
ished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars or by imprisonment 
for a term not exceeding two months, or by both such fine and im- 
prisonment. 

Section 9. The provisions of this act shall not be construed to 
prohibit advice or service, in a case of emergency, by a person not 
entitled to practice veterinary medicine under this act, nor to pro- 
hibit farmers from rendering services to their neighbors if they do 
not hold themselves out as veterinary practitioners under the pro- 
visions of this act, and this provisions of section nine of chapter 
seventy-six of the Revised Laws relating to the practice of medicine 
within the Commonwealth by physicians and surgeons shall, so far 
as they may be applicable, apply to the practice of veterinary medi- 
cine or any branch thereof by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as otherwise provided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 



Chapter 503, Acts of 1906. 
Section 3. Said board shall investigate all complaints of the 
violation of the provisions of section eight of said chapter two hun- 
dred and forty-nine, and report the same to the proper prosecuting 
officers. 



Public Document No. 72 

EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT 



Massachusetts Board of Registration 
IN Veterinary Medicine. 



For the Year 1911. 




BOSTON: 

WEIGHT & POTTEE FEINTING CO., STATE PEINTEES, 
18 Post Ofpice Square. 
1912. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Massachusetts 'Board OF . 

ijs; lETEEixiR^^^^ Medicine , 



FoK THE Year 1911. 




BOSTON: 

WEIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1912. 

s 



»T*T£ HOUSE »0$T0»( 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 



MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Board of Eegistration in 
Veterinary Medicine. 

1911. 

LAXGDOX FROTHIXGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, . Boston. 

ELMER W. BABSOX, M.D.Y., Secretary, . . Gloucester. 

THOMAS E. MALOXEY, V.S., .... Fall River. 

GEORGE P. PEXXIMAX, D.V.S., .... Worcester. 

LESTER H. HOWARD, D.V.S., .... Boston. 



2[he €(jmmonrocoUI) of illassacl)it0ctts. 



REPORT. 



Board of Registration ix Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1911. 

To His Excellency Eugene X. Foss, Governor. 

Sir : — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Registration in Veteri- 
nary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1911. 

In December, 1910, His Excellency Eben S. Draper, Gov- 
ernor, appointed Dr. Lester H. Howard of Boston to succeed 
Dr. Henry S. Lewis of Chelsea, whose appointment expired 
Jan. 1, 1911. 

Eight persons have applied for registration during the 
year, all of whom have been examined. Also 5 persons have 
been re-examined who had been examined previous to this 
year. 

Of this number 10 were graduates of veterinary schools 
authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine, and 3 
held no such degree. One of the latter had been gTanted a 
certificate to practice medicine in this Commonwealth by the 
Board of Registration in Medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is 13, and 
the results are given in the following table : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


July examiDation, 


9 


5 


4 


November examination, ..... 


4 


1 


3 


Totals 


13 


6 


- 



The annexed table shows the schools from which the above 
men were graduated, and the results of their examina- 
tions : — 



6 VETERINARY :MEDICINE. [Jan. 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


New York American, 


1 


1 




University of Pennsylvania, .... 


2 


2 




Ohio State 


3 


3 




Ontario, 


4 




4 


Correspondence school 


3 




3 


Totals 


13 


6 





Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 190-1, 125 
certificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held 6 meetings and 2 ex- 
aminations. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose bv the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, 
is issued on the receipt of this application : tickets are also 
issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examination, if 
applied for three days before the date of examination. 

At least two examinations, ^' exclusively in writing, and 
in English," are required by law to be held in a year, and 
these usually take place during the second week in July and 
November. The time devoted to an examination is two day- 
of seven hours each. 

According to law each applicant is examined in the follow- 
ing subjects : anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal parasites, 
obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry. 
There is usually an average of eight questions in each sub- 
ject, and the answer to each question is marked on a scale 
of to 100. The applicant's general average is then com- 
puted, and if it falls below 70 per cent, he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the 
name of no applicant is known to any examiner, with the 
exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a 
number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 21 examinations. 
The annexed table gives a list of the schools from which 



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7 



the college men were graduated, and the results of their ex- 
aminations. It also shows the results of the examinations 
taken hj non-graduates : — 







Registered as result of 






Exam- 
ined. 


First 
Exami- 


occoncl 
Exami- 


Third 
Exami- 
nation. 


mtn 
Exami- 
nation. 


Seventh 
Exami- 
nation. 


_ Re- 
jected. 


Cornel! 


5 


5 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


Ohio State, 


4 


4 


- 


- 




- 


- 


McGill 


4 


3 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


New York American, 


7 


6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


University of Pennsyl- 
vania. 
Harvard Veterinary, 


15 
7 


12 
6 


1 
1 


- 
- 


1 
- 


- 
- 


- 


Chicago 


9 


6 


1 


- 


- 


- 


2 


United States College, 


3 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


New York Veterinary, 


3 


3 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Iowa State, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Royal Veterinarj' College, 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Laval, .... 




1 


- 








- 


McKillip, 


6 


o 








1 


1 


Harvard Medical, . 
















Columbia, 
















Grand Rapids, 


3 




1 










National, .... 


1 


1 












Ontario, .... 


20 


6 


2 








11 


Non-graduates, 


22 


10 


3 








9 


Correspondence school, . 


11 












11 


Totals, 


125 


72 


12 


1 1 


1 


38 



For the purpose of convenience the " correspondence 
school " is listed as a school, although it is not chartered and 
has no right to issue degTees. It is to be noted that 11 men, 
graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinary medi- 
cine, yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any 
knowledge of veterinary science. The result shows the ab- 
solute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by 
correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to 
send out literature describing its efficiency and success, hold- 
ing out the promise to credulous persons that by studying 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



its courses they will be fuUj prepared to practice veterinary 
medicine, and giving them a diploma which represents 
them as graduates from a regular school, and from which 
the word ^' correspondence is intentionally omitted. It is 
to be regi-etted that the United States mail authorities do 
not refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against 10 individuals for practicing veterinary medicine 
illegally, and has made 4 prosecutions, all of which were 
successful. Two of these paid a fine of $50, and the other 
2 appealed to the Superior Court. 

In our annual report for 1910 we stated that under sec- 
tions 7 and 8 of chapter 249 of the Acts of 1903, the 
Board has prosecuted a number of unregistered persons be- 
fore various municipal courts for practicing veterinary 
dentistry. When the defendants in such cases employ at- 
torneys, the latter usually claim that veterinary dentistry 
is not a branch of veterinary medicine, and it becomes neces- 
sary for the Board to show that veterinary dentistry is a 
branch of veterinary medicine," and we therefore asked 
the Legislature to amend section 5 of chapter 249, Acts of 
1903, by the addition of the words '* veterinary dentistry,'* 
in order to make the position of the Board stronger in such 
cases, and to show that the Legislature intended to treat 
veterinary dentistry as a branch of veterinary medicine. 
The Legislature of 1911, by chapter 199, accordingly 
amended section 5, chapter 249, Acts of 1903, so that it now 
reads : — 

Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, and shall be 
exclusively in writing, in English. There shaU be suitable questions 
to test the requisite knowledge of the apphcants in the following 
subjects: anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, 
pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia 
medica and veterinary dentistry. 

Since the above amendment the Board has prosecuted a 
person for filing horses' teeth in the city of Tatmton. This 
man, who held himself out as a veterinary dentist, was tried 
and convicted by the municipal court at Taunton, and or- 
dered to pay a fine of $50, from which he appealed. The 



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9 



court, in passing upon this case, ruled that veterinary 
dentistry is a branch of veterinary medicine, and cited the 
following Superior Court decision, namely: Commonv^ealth 
V. Porn, 196 Mass., page 326, " Section 7 of chapter 76 
of the Revised Laws mentions obstetrics as one of the sub- 
jects of examination for the purpose of testing an appli- 
cant's fitness to ' practice medicine.' This goes far towards 
showing that obstetrics is a branch of the practice of medi- 
cine. ..." The judge considered this to be an analogous 
case in that should the words " veterinary dentistry '' be 
substituted for the word " obstetrics " it would apply to the 
case in hand, and show that the Legislature intended that 
persons practicing veterinary dentistry must be registered 
veterinarians. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 



as follows : — 

Form C, fees, at $15, $165 00 

Total, $165 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members, . . . $696 60 

Investigating complaints, 110 12 

Stenography and typewriting, 75 75 

Printing and postage, 96 64 

Miscellaneous, 28 64 

Total, $1,007 75 



In the appendix to this report will be found a copy of the 
law under which the Board acts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LAI^GDO^T FROTHIIS^GHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSOI^", Secretary. 
THOS. E. MALOI^EY. 
G. P. PENlSriMAI^. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 



APPENDIX. 



LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF VETERI- 
NARIANS. 



Chapter 249. Acts of 1903. 

Ax Act to provide for establishing a Board of Registration in 
Veterinary ^Medicine. 

[As amended in sections 1 and 4 by chapter 503 of the Acts of 1906, and in sections 
S and 9 by chapter 314 of the Acts of 1907 and in section 5 by chapter 199 of the 
Acts of 1911.] 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The governor, the advice and consent of the 

council, shall appoint five veteiiuarians, residents of this Common- 
wealth and gi-aduates of a school of veterinary medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinary Medical Association, who shall consti- 
tute a board of registi'^ition in veteiinaiy medicine. Their terms of 
oflfice shall begin on the fii-st day of January in the year nineteen 
hundred and four, and they shall hold office, one for one year, one 
for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one for 
five years, or until their successoi*s are appointed; and the governor 
shall appoint annually thereafter, before the fii^st day of December, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundi'ed and four, one veteri- 
narian, qualified as aforesaid, who shall hold office for five years 
from the first day of January next ensuing. Any member of said 
board may be removed from office for cause by the governor, with 
the advice and consent of the council. The members of the board 
shall each receive a salary of fifty dollars a year, and their necessary 
travelling and contingent expenses actually incurred in attending 
meetings of the board. The secretary shall receive an additional 
salary of three hundred and fifty dollars a year, and his necessar}' 
travelling and contingent expenses, not exceeding the sum of three 
hundred doUars, actually incurred in attending to the necessary work 
of the board. The said salary and expenses shall be paid out of 
the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. The members of said board shall meet on the second 
Tuesday of January in each year, at such time and place as they 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



shall deteimine, and shall immediately proceed to organize by elect- 
ing a chairman and a secretary, who shall hold their respective 
offices for the term of one year. Said board shall hold regular 
meetings on the first Tuesday of March, July and November of each 
year, and such additional meetings at such times and places as they 
may determine. Said board may make by-laws and rules not incon- 
sistent with law necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practicing veteri- 
nary medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this act 
by publishing the same in one or more newspapers in this Com- 
monwealth, and every such person who is a graduate of a recognized 
school of veterinary medicine, and also every person who has been 
a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Commonwealth for a 
period of three years next prior to the passage of this act, shall, 
upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, be entitled to registration, 
and said board shall issue to him a certificate thereof signed by its 
chairman and secretary. Registration under the provisions of this 
section shall cease on the first day of September in the year nine- 
teen hundred and four. All applications for registration under this 
act shall be made upon blanks furnished by the board, and shall 
be signed and sworn to by the applicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as aforesaid 
who is twenty-one years of age shall, upon the payment of a fee 
of fifteen dollars, be entitled to examination, and if found qualified 
by the board shall be registered and shall receive a certificate of 
registration as provided in section three. Any person who fails 
to pass a satisfactory examination and is therefore refused regis- 
tration may be re-examined at any regular meeting of the board 
within two years of the time of such refusal, without additional fee, 
and thereafter may be examined at any regular meeting upon the 
payment of a fee of fifteen dollars for each examination. The fefes 
received for examination and registration of applicants before the 
board shall be paid monthly by the secretary of the board into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth. Said board, after a hearing, may 
by unanimous vote revoke any certificate issued by it and cancel 
the registration of any veterinarian who has been convicted of a 
felony or crime in the practice of his profession. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, 
and shall be exclusively in writing, in English. There shall be 
suitable questions to test the requisite knowledge of the applicants 
in the following subjects : — Anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal 
parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register 
of all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to 
public inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 



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13 



Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of September 
in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to practice 
veterinary medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Commonwealth 
who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this act 
who holds himself out as a practitioner of veterinary medicine, or 
practices, or attempts to practice veterinary medicine in any of its 
branches in this Commonwealth, shall for each offence be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction thereof be pun- 
ished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars or by imprisonment 
for a term not exceeding two months, or by both such fine and im- 
prisonment. 

Section 9. The provisions of this act shall not be construed to 
prohibit advice or service, in a case of emergency, by a person not 
entitled to practice veterinary medicine under this act, nor to pro- 
hibit farmers from rendering ser^'ices to their neighbors if they do 
not hold themselves out as veterinary practitioners under the pro- 
visions of this act, and the prorisions of section nine of chapter 
seventy-six of the Revised Laws relating to the practice of medicine 
within the Commonwealth by physicians and surgeons shall, so far 
as they may be applicable, apply to the practice of veterinai-y medi- 
cine or any branch thereof by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as otherwise provided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 



Chapter 503, Acts of 1906. 
Section 3. Said board shall investigate all complaints of the 
violation of the provisions of section eight of said chapter two hun- 
dred and forty-nine, and report the same to the proper prosecuting 
officers. 



Public Document No. 72 




NINTH ANNUAL REPORT 




OF THE 

Massachusetts Board of Registration 




IN Veterinary Medicine. 




O T? T W TT V IT A T? 1 Q 1 9 
± \J 1\ IXliLi XiLiAlt L O 1 ^ , 








BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTEB PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1913. 





Public Document 



No. 72 



NINTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Massachusetts ;B0ARD OF Registeation 
IN Veterinary Medicine. 



For the Year 1912. 




BOSTON; 

WRIGHT & POTTEB PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Squaee. 





Approved by 
The State Boaed op Publication. 



Co l4.a.4M"3 

MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Board of Eegistration in 
Veterinaey Medicine. 

1912. 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, . Boston. 

ELIVIER W. BABSON, M.D.V., Secretary, . . Gloucester. 

THOMAS E. MALONEY, V.S., .... Fall River. 

GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D.V.S., .... Worcester. 

LESTER H. HOWARD, D.V.S., .... Boston. 



®l)c ^HommontDeaUl) of illassac[)usetts. 



EEPOET. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine. 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1912. 

To His Excellency Euge^Te N. Foss, Governor. 

SiE : — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Kegistration in Vet- 
erinary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1912. 

Thirteen persons have applied for registration during the 
year, 11 of whom have been examined. Also 2 persons have 
been re-examined who had been examined previous to this 
year. 

All of this number were graduates of veterinary schools 
authorized. to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is 13, and 
the results are given in the following table : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


July examination, 


12 


12 






1 




1 


Totals 


13 


12 


1 



The annexed table shows the schools from which the above 
men were graduated, and the results of their examinations : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


Cornell, 


1 


1 




University of Pennsylvania, .... 


4 


4 








1 




Chicago, 


2 


2 






5 


4 


1 


Totals 


13 


12 


. 1 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 437 
certificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held 6 meetings and 2 
examinations. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose by the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before' the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, is 
issued on the receipt of this application; tickets are also 
issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examination, if 
applied for three days before the date of examination. 

At least two examinations, exclusively in v^riting, and in 
English," are required by law to be held in a year, and these 
usually take place during the second week in July and No- 
vember. The time devoted to an examination is two days of 
seven hours each. 

According to law each applicant is examined in the follow- 
ing subjects: anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal parasites, 
obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry. 
There is usually an average of eight questions in each sub- 
ject, and the answer to each question is marked on a scale of 
to 100. The applicant's general average is then computed, 
and if it falls below 70 per cent, he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name 
of no applicant is known to any examiner, with the exception 
of the secretary. Each examination book bears a number, 
upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 23 examinations. 

The annexed table gives a list of the schools from which the 
college men were graduated, and the results of their examina- 
tions. It also shows the results of the examinations taken by 
nongraduates : — 



1913.] PUBLIC DOCmiENT — No. 72. 



7 







Registered as Result of 










d 


a 


d 


d 


d 


d 










.2 




o 


.2 


.9 








"eS 
C 


"el 



d 


a 


a 


c 






S 


8 


1a 


a 

^ <^ 




S 

05 


^ 6 
c ^ 


o 




s 














(D 






fa 


S 




fa 


fa 




'd 




6 


6 














Ohio State 


5 


5 














McGill, 

New York American, .... 


4 


3 


1 












7 


6 












1 


University of Pennsylvania, 


19 


16 


1 


- 


- 


1 


_ 




Harvard Veterinary, . . . ^ 


7 


6 


1 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


_ 




12 


8 


1 


- 


1 


- 


_ 


2 


United States College 


3 


2 












1 


New York Veterinary, 


3 


3 














Iowa State, 


1 


1 














Royal Veterinary College, . 


1 




1 












T 


1 


1 














McKUlip 

Harvard Medical, .... 


6 


3 


1 








1 


1 




1 














Columbia, 


1 


1 
















3 


1 


1 












National 


1 


1 
















24 


8 


2 


2 








12 


Nongraduates, 


22 


10 


3 










9 


Correspondence school, 


11 














11 




138 


82 


12 


2 


1 


1 




39 



For the purpose of convenience the " correspondence 
school " is listed as a school, although it is not chartered and 
has no right to issue degrees. It is to be noted that 11 men, 
graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinary med- 
icine, yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any 
knowledge of veterinary science. The result shows the abso- 
lute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by 
correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to 
send out literature describing its efficiency and success, hold- 
ing out the promise to credulous persons that by studying its 
courses they will be fully prepared to practice veterinary med- 
icine, and giving them a diploma which represents them as 
graduates from a regular school, and from which the word 
" correspondence " is intentionally omitted. It is to be 
regretted that the United States mail authorities do not 
refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

Circular 150-B, issued Oct. 31, 1912, by the United States 
Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry, is 
of interest in this connection. It reads : — 



8 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 



The following list of accredited veterinary colleges, gTaduates of 
which are eligible for the civil-service examination for the position 
of veterinary inspector in the United States Department of Agri- 
culture, Bureau of Animal Industry, is hereby approved in lieu of 
that published in Regulation XXIV. of Bureau of Animal Industry 
Circular 150, " Regulations Governing Entrance to the Veterinary 
Inspector Examination," and in lieu of the revised list published in 
Bureau of Animal Industry Circular 150-A : — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Chicago Veterinary College. 
Cincinnati Veterinary College. 

Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
George Washington University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Grand Rapids Veterinary College. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas City Veterinary College. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Veterinary Department 
McKillip Veterinary College. 
New York- American Veterinary College. 
New York State Veterinary College. 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
St. Joseph Veterinary College. 
San Francisco Veterinary College. 
State College of Washington, Veterinary Department. 
Terre Haute Veterinary College. 
United States College of Veterinary Surgeons. 
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 
University of Toronto, Ontario Veterinary College, to include only 
those graduated during or prior to 1897. 

Graduates of the following-named colleges which are not now in 
session will be admitted to examinations : — 

Columbian University, Veterinary School, Washington, D. C. 
Harvard University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Boston, Mass. 
McGill University, Veterinary Department, Montreal, Can. 
National Veterinary College, Washington, D. C. 

Graduates of the following-named foreign colleges will be ad- 
mitted to examinations : — 

Glasgow Veterinary College, Glasgow, Scot. 
Royal Veterinary College, London, Eng. 
Royal Veterinary College of Ireland, Dublin, Ire. 
Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh, Scot. 
The New Veterinary College, Liverpool, Eng. 
Veterinary College of Lemberg, Austria. 

University of Melbourne, Veterinary School, Melbourne, Australia. 



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9 



During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against 11 individuals for practicing veterinary medicine 
illegally, and has prosecuted successfully 3 individuals. The 
cases against 2 of these were placed on file. There were sev- 
eral complaints against the third individual who had been 
successfully prosecuted in the previous year. He was found 
guilty by the court on two of these complaints, and ordered to 
pay a fine of $50 on one and serve a sentence of thirty days 
in the House of Correction on the other. This is the first 
sentence of imprisonment that has been imposed for the illegal 
practice of veterinary medicine. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows : — 



Form C fees, at $15, $225 00 

Total, $225 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members, . . . $650 29 

Investigating complaints, 105 30 

Stenography and typewriting, 67 00 

Printing and postage, ... ^ ... 83 62 

Miscellaneous, 44 30 

Total, $950 51 



In the appendix to this report will be found a copy of the 
law under which the Board acts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LAjN'GDO^T FROTHIXGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSOIST, Secretary. 
GEORGE P. PENNIMAI^. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 
THOS. E. MALOE'EY. 



APPENDIX. 



LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF VETERI- 
NARIANS. 
Chapter 249, Acts of 1903, 

An Act to provide for establishing a Board of Registration in 
Veterinary Medicine. 

[As amended in sections 1 and 4 by chapter 503 of the Acts of 1906, and in sections 
8 and 9 by chapter 314 of the Acts of 1907 and in section 5 by chapter 199 of the Acts of 
1911.] 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall appoint five veterinarians, residents of this Common- 
wealth and graduates of a school of veterinary medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinary Medical Association, who shall consti- 
tute a board of registration in veterinary medicine. Their terms of 
office shall begin on the first day of January in the year nineteen 
hundred and four, and they shall hold office, one for one year, one 
for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one for 
five years, or until their successors are appointed; and the governor 
shall appoint annually thereafter, before the first day of December, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and four, one veteri- 
narian, qualified as aforesaid, who shall hold office for five years 
from the first day of January next ensuing. Any member of said 
board may be removed from office for cause by the governor, with 
the advice and consent of the council. The members of the board 
shall each receive a salary of fifty dollars a year, and their necessary 
travelling and contingent expenses actually incurred in attending 
meetings of the board. The secretary shall receive an additional 
salary of three hundred and fifty dollars a year, and his necessary 
travelling and contingent expenses, not exceeding the sum of three 
hundred dollars, actually incurred in attending to the necessary work 
of the board. The said salary and expenses shall be paid out of 
the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. The members of said board shall meet on the second 
Tuesday of January in each year, at such time and place as they 
shall determine, and shall immediately proceed to organize by elect- 
ing a chairman and a secretary, who shall hold their respective 
offices for the term of one year. Said board shall hold regular 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



meetings on the first Tuesday of March, July and November of each 
year, and such additional meetings at such times and places as they 
may determine. Said board may make by-laws and rules not incon- 
sistent with law necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practicing veteri- 
nary medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this act 
by publishing the same in one or more newspapers in this Com- 
monwealth, and every such person who is a graduate of a recognized 
school of veterinary medicine, and also every person who has been 
a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Commonwealth for a 
period of three years next prior to the passage of this act, shall, 
upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, be entitled to registration, 
and said board shall issue to him a certificate thereof signed by its 
chairman and secretary. Registration under the provisions of this 
section shall cease on the first day of September in the year nine- 
teen hundred and four. All applications for registration under this 
act shall be made upon blanks furnished by the board, and shall 
be signed and sworn to by the applicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as aforesaid 
who is twenty-one years of age shall, upon the payment of a fee 
of fifteen dollars, be entitled to examination, and if found qualified 
by the board shall be registered and shall receive a certificate of 
registration as provided in section three. Any person who fails 
to pass a satisfactory examination and is therefore refused regis- 
tration may be re-examined at any regular meeting of the board 
within two years of the time of such refusal, without additional fee, 
and thereafter may be examined at any regular meeting upon the 
payment of a fee of fifteen dollars for each examination. The fees 
received for examination and registration of applicants before the 
board shall be paid monthly by the secretary of the board into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth. Said board, after a hearing, may 
by unanimous vote revoke any certificate issued by it and cancel 
the registration of any veterinarian who has been convicted of a 
felony or crime in the practice of his profession. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, 
and shall be exclusively in writing, in English. There shall be 
suitable questions to test the requisite knowledge of the applicants 
in the following subjects : — Anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal 
parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics, materia mediea and veterinary dentistry. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register 
of all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to 
public inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 

Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of September 
in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to practice 



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13 



veterinary medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Commonwealth 
who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this act 
who holds himself out as a practitioner of veterinary medicine, or 
practices, or attempts to practice veterinary medicine in any of its 
branches in this Commonwealth, shall for each offence be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction thereof be pun- 
ished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars or by imprisonment 
for a term not exceeding two months, or by both such fine and im- 
prisonment. 

Section- 9. The provisions of this act shall not be construed to 
prohibit advice or service, in a case of emergency, by a person not 
entitled to practice veterinary medicine under this act, nor to pro- 
hibit farmers from rendering ser\dces to their neighbors if they do 
not hold themselves out as veterinary practitioners under the pro- 
visions of this act, and the provisions of section nine of chapter 
seventy-six of the Revised Laws relating to the practice of medicine 
within the Commonwealth by physicians and surgeons shall, so far 
as they may be applicable, apply to the practice of veterinary medi- 
cine or any branch thereof by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as otherwise provided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 



Chapter 503, Acts of 1906. 
Section 3. Said board shall investigate all complaints of the 
violation of the provisions of section eight of said chapter two hun- 
dred and forty-nine, and report the same to the proper prosecuting 
officers. 



Chapter 76, Revised Laws. 
Section 9. Tlie provisions of the preceding sections shall not be 
held to discriminate against any particular school or system of 
medicine, to prohibit medical or surgical service in case of emer- 
gency, or to prohibit the domestic administration of family medi- . 
cines. They shall not apply to a commissioned medical officer of the 
United States army, navy or emergency hospital service in the per- 
formance of his official duty ; to a physician or surgeon from another 
state who is a legal practitioner in the state in which he resides, 
when in actual consultation with a legal practitioner of this Com- 
monwealth; to a physician or surgeon residing in another state and 
legally qualified to practice therein, whose general practice extends 
to the border towns of this Commonwealth if such physician does 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 1913. 



not open an office or designate a place in such town where he may 
meet patients or receive eaUs; to a physician authorized to practice 
medicine in another state when he is called as a family physician 
to attend a person temporarily abiding in this Commonwealth; nor 
a registered pharmacist in prescribing gratuitously, an osteopathist, 
pharmacist, clairvoyant or person practicing hypnotism, magnetic 
healing, mind cure, massage. Christian science, or a cosmopathic 
method of healing; if they do not violate any of the provisions of 
section eight. ^ 




Public Document 



No. 72 



TENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Massachusetts Boaed of Registration 
IN Veteeinaey Medicine. 



For the Year 1913, 




Public Document 



No. 72 



TENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



Massa chusetts 'BOABD of Registration 
IN Veteeinaey Medicine. 



For the Year 1913. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
32 DERNE STREET. 
1914. 

I 



UtC 1918 

•TAT£ HOUSE gOSTON 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 



6 I4.a4l^3 

MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Boaed of Registration in. 
Veterinaey Medicine. 

1913. 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, . Boston. 

ELMER W. BABSON, M.D.V., Secretary, . . Gloucester. 

THOMAS E. MALONEY, V.S., Fall River. 

GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D.V.S., .... Worcester. 

LESTER H. HOWARD, D.V.S., Boston. 



Ql\)t Commontocaltb of illa00acl]U0ctt0. 



REPORT. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine. 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1913. 

To His Excellencj^ Eugene N. Foss, Governor. 

SiK : — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Registration in Vet- 
erinary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1913. 

Fourteen persons have applied for registration during the 
year, all of whom have been examined. Also 2 persons have 
been re-examined who had been examined previous to this 
year. 

All of this number were graduates of . veterinary schools 
authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is 16, 3 of 
whom were re-examined, and the results are given in the 
following table : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


July examination, 


15 


9 


6 


November examination, 


4 


1 


3 


Totals, 


19 


10 


9 



The annexed table shows the schools from which the above 
men were graduated, and the results of their examinations: — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


University of Pennsylvania, .... 


3 


2 


1 


Ohio State 


3 


3 




Chicago, 


2 




2 


Ontario, 


8 


5 


3 


Totals, 


16 


10 


6 



6 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 447 
certificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held 7 meetings and 2 
examinations. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose by the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of S15. A ticket of admission to 
an examination, showing the date and the applicant's num- 
ber, is issued on the receipt of this application; tickets are 
also issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examina- 
tion, if applied for three days before the date of examination. 

At least two examinations, ''exclusively in writing, and in 
English," are required by law to be held in a year, and these 
usually take place during the last week in June and the 
second week in November. The time devoted to an exam- 
ination is two days of seven hours each. 

According to law each applicant is examined in the follow- 
ing subjects: anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal parasites, 
obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry. 
There is usually an average of eight questions in each 
subject, and the answer to each question is marked on a 
scale of to 100. The applicant's general average is then 
computed, and if it falls below 70 per cent, he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the 
name of no applicant is known to any examiner, vnth the 
exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a 
number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 25 examinations. 

The annexed table gives a list of the schools from which 
the college men were graduated, and the results of their 
examinations. It also shows the results of the examinations 
taken by nongraduates: — 



1914.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 72. 7 







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d 

VS 


.2 




c 
.2 


d 






Examined. 


First 

Examina 


Second 
Examina 


Third 
Examina 


Fourth 
Examina 


Fifth 

Examina 


Seventh 
Examinai 


Rejected. 


Cornell, 


6 


6 












- 


Ohio State 


8 


8 














McGiU 


4 


3 


1 












New York American, 


7 


6 












1 


University of Pennsylvania, 


22 


18 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


2 


Harvard Veterinary 


7 


6 


1 














14 


8 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


4 


United States College, 


3 


2 












1 


New York Veterinary, 


3 


3 














Iowa State, 


1 


1 














Royal Veterinary College, . 


1 


- 


1 
















1 














McKillip 


6 


3 


1 








1 




Harvard Medical, .... 


1 


1 














Columbia, 


















Grand Rapids, 


3 


1 


1 










1 


National, 




1 
















30 


13 


2 


2 








13 


Nongraduates, 


22 


10 


3 










9 


Correspondence school, 


11 














11 


Totals, 


152 


92 


12 


2 








43 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence 
school" is listed as a school, although it is not chartered 
and has no right to issue degrees. It is to be noted that 
11 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who 
assumed that they had received a proper training in vet- 
erinary medicine, yet failed by our examination to demon- 
strate any knowledge of veterinary science. The result 
shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary 
medicine by correspondence. This school uses the mails 
extensively to send out literature describing its efficiency 
and success, holding out the promise to credulous persons 
that by studying its courses they will be fully prepared to 
practice veterinary medicine, and giving them a diploma 



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[Jan. 



which represents them as graduates from a regular school, 
and from which the word "correspondence" is intentionally 
omitted. It is to be regretted that the United States mail 
authorities do not refuse the use of the mails to this and 
similar schools. 

Circular 150— C, issued October, 1913, by the United 
States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal In- 
dustry, is of interest in this connection. It reads: — 

The following list of accredited veterinary colleges, graduates of 
wliich are eligible for the ci\dl-service examination for the position 
of veterinary inspector in the United States Department of Agri- 
culture, Bureau of Animal Industrj^, is hereby approved in heu of 
that published in Regulation XXIV. of Bureau of Animal Industry 
Circular 150, "Regulations Governing Entrance to the Veterinary 
Inspector Examination, and in lieu of the revised list published in 
Bureau of Animal Industrj^ Circular 150-B: ^ — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Chicago Veterinary College. 
Cincinnati Veterinary College. 

Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
George Washington University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Grand Rapids Veterinary College.^ 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas City Veterinary College. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Veterinary Department. 
McKiUip Veterinary College. 

Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York- American Veterinary College. 
New York State Veterinary College. 
Ohio State Universit}^, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
St. Joseph Veterinary College.^ 
San Francisco Veterinary College. 
State CoUege of Washington, Veterinary Department. 
Terre Haute Veterinary College. 
United States College of Veterinary Surgeons.^ 
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 
University of Toronto, Ontario Veterinary CoUege, to include only those 
graduated during or prior to 1897. 

1 This list is subject to change. The failure of any college to comply with the provisions 
of the regulations will necessitate removal from the list. 

2 To include only those graduates who have piirsued the study of veterinary medicine at 
this college or in some other accredited college for three years. 

3 Matriculates of 1910, in addition to the regular course, will be required to take one year's 
additional instruction at this college. Graduates prior to 1914 will be required to have had 
one year's practice and to take an additional year's instruction at this college. 

* Gradxiates of 1910 and 1911 will be required to present a certificate showing attendance for 
an additional session at this or some other accredited veterinary college. 



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Graduates of the follo^Tng-named colleges which are not now m 
session will be admitted to examinations : — 

American Veterinary College, New York. X. Y. 

Columbia Veterinary' College, Xew York. X. Y. 

Columbian University, Veterinary School, Washington. D. C. 

Harvard University, School of Veterinary Medicine. Boston, Mass. 

McGill University, Veterinary' Department, Montreal, Can. 

National Veterinary College, Washington, D. C. 

Graduates of the foUowing-named foreign colleges will be admitted 
to examinations : — 

Glasgow Veterinary College, Glasgow, Scot. 
Royal Veterinary College, London, Eng. 
Royal Veterinary College of Ireland, Dublin, Ire. 
Royal (Dick) Veterinai-y CoUege, Edinburgh, Scot. 
The New Veterinary College, Liverpool, Eng. 
Veterinary College of Lemberg, Austria. 

University of Melbourne, Veterinary School, ^lelbourne, Australia. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against 12 individuals for practicing veterinary medicine 
illegally, and has prosecuted 2 indi\'iduals, 1 of whom was 
found guilty and ordered to pay a fine of 850. 

At the annual meeting of the Associated Faculties and 
Veterinary Examining Boards of North America, held as a 
section of the American Veterinary Medical Association ai 
its fiftieth annual meeting in New York City last September, 
our Board was represented by three members. At that 
meeting it was learned that several States required practical 
as well as written examinations, and it was the unanimous 
opinion of the members of examining boards of these States 
that practical examinations were of great assistance to them 
in determining the fitness of those who apply for registra- 
tion. For some time past this Board has felt the need of 
legislation allowing practical as well as written examinations, 
and we accordingly recommend that section 5 of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903 be amended so that it shall read: — 

Examinations shall be wholly or in part in rating in the Enghsh 
language, and shaU be of a scientific and practical character. They 
shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery*, physiology', animal 
parasites, obstetrics, patholog}'. bacteriology*, diagnosis and practice. 



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therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, and shall be 
sufficiently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice vet- 
erinary medicine. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have 
been as follows : — 



Form C, fees at $15, $255 00 

Total, $255 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members, . . . $700 13 

Investigating complaints, 107 46 

Stenography and typewriting, 67 00 ' 

Printing and postage, 90 71 

Miscellaneous, 116 00 

Total, $1,081 30"' 



In the appendix to this report will be found a copy of 
the law under which the Board acts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary. 
THOS. E. MAHONEY. 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 



APPENDIX. 



LAW KELATIXG TO THE KEGISTRATION OF YETERI- 

XAEIAXS. 
Chapter 249, Acts of 1903. 

Ax Act to prontde fob establishing a Board of Registration m 
Veterinary Medictne. 

[As amended in sections 1 and 4 by chapter 503 of the Acts of 1906. and in sections 
8 and 9 by chapter 314 of the Acts of 1907 and in section 5 by chapter 199 of the Acts of 
1911.] 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall appoint five veterinarians, residents of this Common- 
wealth and graduates of a school of veterinary medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinary Medical Association, who shall consti- 
tute a board of registration in veterinary medicine. Their terms of 
office shall begin on the first day of January in the year nineteen 
himdred and four, and they shall hold office, one for one year, one 
for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one for 
ive years, or tmtil their successors are appointed; and the governor 
-hall appoint annually thereafter, before the first day of December, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and four, one veteri- 
narian, qualified as aforesaid, who shall hold office for five years 
from the first day of January next ensuing. Any member of said 
board may be removed from office for cause by the governor, with 
the advice and consent of the council. The members of the board 
shall each receive a salary of fifty dollars a year, and their necessary 
Travelling and contingent expenses actually incurred in attending 
meetings of the board. The secretary shall receive an additional 
salary of three hundred and fifty dollars a year, and his necessary 
travelling and contingent expenses, not exceeding the sum of three 
himdred dollars, actually incurred in attending to the necessary work 
of the board. The said salary and expenses shall be paid out of 
the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. The members of said board shall meet on the second 
Tuesday of January in each year, at such time and place as they 
shall determine, and shall immediately proceed to organize by elect- 
ing a chairman and a secretary, who shall hold their respective 
offices for the term of one year. Said board shall hold regular 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



meetings on the first Tuesday of March, July and November of each 
year, and such additional meetings at such times and places as they 
may determine. Said board may make by-laws and rules not incon- 
sistent with law necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practicing veteri- 
nary medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this act 
by publishing the same in one or more newspapers in this Com- 
monwealth, and every such person who is a graduate of a recognized 
school of veterinary medicine, and also every person who has been 
a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Commonwealth for a 
period of three years next prior to the passage of this act, shall, 
upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, be entitled to registration, 
and said board shall issue to him a certificate thereof signed by its 
chairman and secretary. Registration under the provisions of this 
section shall cease on the first day of September in the year nine- 
teen hundred and four. All applications for registration under this 
act shall be made upon blanks furnished by the board, and shall 
be signed and sworn to by the applicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as aforesaid 
who is twenty-one years of age shall, upon the payment of a fee 
of fifteen dollars, be entitled to examination, and if found qualified 
by the board shall be registered and shall receive a certificate of 
registration as provided in section three. Any person who fails 
to pass a satisfactory examination and is therefore refused regis- 
tration may be re-examined at any regular meeting of the board 
within two years of the time of such refusal, without additional fee, 
and thereafter may be examined at any regular meeting upon the 
payment of a fee of fifteen dollars for each examination. The fees 
received for examination and registration of applicants before the 
board shall be paid monthly by the secretary of the board into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth. Said board, after a hearing, may 
by unanimous vote revoke any certificate issued by it and cancel 
the registration of any veterinarian who has been convicted of a 
felony or crime in the practice of his profession. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be held at least twice annually, 
and shall be exclusively in writing, in English. There shall be 
suitable questions to test the requisite knowledge of the applicants 
in the following subjects : — Anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal 
parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register 
of all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to 
public inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 

Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of September 
in. the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to practice 



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veterinary medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Commonwealth 
who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this act 
who holds himself out as a practitioner of veterinary medicine, or 
practices, or attempts to practice veterinary medicine in any of its 
branches in this Commonwealth, shall for each offence be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction thereof be pun- 
ished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars or by imprisonment 
for a term not exceeding two months, or by both such fine and im- 
prisonment. 

Section 9. The provisions of this act shall not be construed to 
prohibit advice or service, in a case of emergency, by a person not 
entitled to practice veterinary medicine under this act, nor to pro- 
hibit farmers from rendering services to their neighbors if they do 
not hold themselves out as veterinary practitioners under the pro- 
visions of this act, and the provisions of section nine of chapter 
seventy-six of the Revised Laws relating to the practice of medicine 
within the Commonwealth by physicians and surgeons shall, so far 
as they may be applicable, apply to the practice of veterinary medi- 
cine or any branch thereof by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as otherwise provided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 



Chapter 503, Acts of 1906. 

Section 3. Said board shall investigate all complaints of the 
violation of the provisions of section eight of said chapter two hun- 
dred and forty-nine, and report the same to the proper prosecuting 
officers. 



Chapter 76, Revised Laws. 

Section 9. The provisions of the preceding sections shall not be 
held to discriminate against any particular school or system of 
medicine, to prohibit medical or surgical service in case of emer- 
gency, or to prohibit the domestic administration of family medi- 
cines. They shall not apply to a commissioned medical officer of the 
United States army, navy or emergency hospital service in the per- 
formance of his official duty ; to a physician or surgeon from another 
state who is a legal practitioner in the state in which he resides, 
when in actual consultation with a legal practitioner of this Com- 
monwealth; to a physician or surgeon residing in another state and 
legally qualified to practice therein, whose general practice extends 
to the border towns of this Commonwealth if such physician does 



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not open an office or designate a place in such town where he may 
meet patients or receive calls; to a physician authorized to practice 
medicine in another state when he is called as a family physician 
to attend a person temporarily abiding in this Commonwealth; nor 
a registered pharmacist in prescribing gratuitously, an osteopathist, 
pharmacist, clairvoyant or person practicing hypnotism, magnetic 
healing, mind cure, massage. Christian science, or a cosmopathic 
method of healing; if they do not violate any of the provisions of 
section eight. 



Public Document No. 72 



ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



Massachusetts Boakd of Registeation 
IN Veterinary Medicine. 



For the Year 1914. 




BOSTON : 

WEIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
32 DERNE STREET. 
1915. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



Massachusetts/Board of Registration 
IN Veterinary Medicine. 



For the Year 1914. 




BOSTON: 

EIGHT & POTTEE FEINTING CO., STATE PEINTEES, 
32 DEENE STEEET. 
1915. 

c 



mTE LIBRARY QFMA;iSAi,ri[i6fem 
DEC 1918 

STATE HOUSE BOSTON 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 



2. 



MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Boaed of Eegisteatiox ix 
Veteeinaet Medicine. 

1914. 



LANGDOX FROTHINGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, . Bostox. 

ELMER W. BABSON, M.D.V., Secretary, . . Gloucester. 

LESTER H. HOWARD, D.V.S., .... Bostox. 

GEORGE P. PENXIMAN. D.V.S., .... Worcester. 

THOMAS E. MALONEY, Y.S., .... Fall River. 



QLl)t CommontDeoltl) of ilTassacljusette. 



REPOET. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine. 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1914. 
To His Excellency David I. Walsh, Governor. 

SiK : — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Kegistration in Veter- 
inary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1914. 

Twelve persons have applied for registration during the 
year, 10 of whom have been examined. Also 3 persons have 
been re-examined who had been examined previous to this 
year. 

All but one of this number were graduates of veterinary 
schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is 10, 2 
of whom were re-examined, and the results are given in the 
following table : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


July examination, . . 


9 


2 


7 




3 


1 


2 


Totals, 


12 


3 


9 


The annexed table shows the schools from which the above 


men were graduated, and the 


results 


of their 


examina- 


tions : — 










Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


Chicago, 


1 


1 




New York State, 


1 




1 


Ontario, 


4 




4 


University of Pennsylvania, .... 


3 


2 


1 


Totals, 


9 


3 


6 



6 VETERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 



Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 450 
certilicates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held 7 meetings and 2 
examinations. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose bv the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, 
is issued on the receipt of this application ; tickets are also 
issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examination, if 
ajDplied for three days before the date of examination. By a 
rule of the Board examinations are held twice annually, in 
Juile and in November. These examinations shall be wholly 
or in part in writing in the English language, and shall be 
of a scientific and practical character. They shall include 
the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal para- 
sites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and prac- 
tice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, 
and shall be sufficiently thorough to test the applicant's fitness 
to practice veterinary medicine. There is usually an average 
of eight questions in each subject, and the answer to each 
question is marked on a scale of to 100. The applicant's 
general average is then computed, and if it falls below 70 
per cent, he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name 
of no applicant is known to any examiner, with the excep- 
tion of the secretary. Each examination book bears a num- 
ber, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 27 examinations. 

The annexed table gives a list of the schools from which 
the college men were graduated, and the results of their ex- 
aminations. It also shows the results of the examinations 
taken by nongTaduates : — 



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7 







Registered as result of 








s 


First 

Examination. 


Second 

Examination. 


Third 

Examination. 


Fourth 

Examination. 


c 

.1 

B 


Seventh 

Examination. 


» 

u 
_« 


Chicaeo, 


15 


8 


2 


- 


1 




- 


4 


Columbia, 


1 


1 














Cornell, 


7 


6 


- 


- 


- 




- 


1 


Correspondence school, 


11 














11 




3 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 


1 


Harvard Medical, .... 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


_ 


Harvard Veterinary 


I 


6 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 




1 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


_ 


Laval, 


1 


1 














McGill, 


4 


3 


1 


- 


- 




- 


_ 


McKiUip 


6 


3 




- 


- 




1 


1 




1 














_ 


New York American, .... 


7 


6 












1 


New York Veterinary, 


3 


3 
















22 


10 


3 










9 




8- 


8 














Ontario, 


32 


13 


2 


2 








15 


Royal Veterinary College, . 


1 




1 












United States College, 


3 


2 














University of Pennsylvania, 


25 


20 












3 


Totals, 


159 


94 


13 


2 


1 


1 


1 


47 



For the purpose of convenience tlie correspondence 
school " is listed as a school, although it is not chartered and 
has no right to issue degrees. It is to be noted that 11 men, 
graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinary medi- 
cine, yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowl- 
edge of veterinary science. The result shows the absolute 
impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by corre- 
spondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send 
out literature describing its efficiency and success, holding out 
the promise to credulous persons that by studying its courses 
they will be fully prepared to practice veterinary medicine, 
and giving them a diploma which represents them as gradu- 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



ates from a regular school, and from whicli the word cor- 
respondence " is intentionally omitted. It is to be regretted 
that the United States mail authorities do not refuse the use 
of the mails to this and similar schools. 

Circular 150-C, issued October, 1913, by the United 
States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal In- 
dustry, is of interest in this connection. It reads : — 

The following list of accredited veterinary colleges, gi-aduates of 
which are eligible for the civil-service examination for the position 
of veterinary inspector in the United States Department of Agri- 
culture, Bureau of Animal Industry, is hereby approved in lieu of 
that published in Regulation XXIV. of Bureau of Animal Industry 
Circular 150, " Regulations Governing Entrance to the Veterinary 
Inspector Examination," and in lieu of the revised list published in 
Bureau of Animal Industry Circular 150 -B : ^ — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Chicago Veterinary College. 
Cincinnati Veterinary College. 

Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
George Washington University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Grand Rapids Veterinary College. ^ 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas City Veterinary College. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Veterinary Department. 
McKillip Veterinary College. 

Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 

New York — American Veterinary College. 

New York State Veterinary College. 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

St. Joseph Veterinary College. ^ 

San Francisco Veterinary College. 

State College of Washington, Veterinary Department. 
Terre Haute Veterinary College. 
United States College of Veterinary Siirgeons. ^ 
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 
University of Toronto, Ontario Veterinary College, to include only those 
graduated during or prior to 1897. 



1 This list is subject to change. The failure of any college to comply with the provisions 
of the regulations will necessitate removal from the list. 

2 To include only those graduates who have pursued the study of veterinary medicine at 
this college or in some other accredited college for three years. 

3 Matriculates of 1910, in addition to the regular course, will be required to take one year's 
additional instruction at this college. Graduates prior to 1914 will be required to have had 
one year's practice and to take an additional year's instruction at this college. 

* Graduates of 1910 and 1911 will be required to present a certificate showing attendance 
for an additional session at this or some other accredited veterinary college. 



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Graduates of the following-named colleges which are not now in 
session will be admitted to examinations : — 

American Veterinary College, New York, X. Y. 

Columbia Veterinary College, New York, X. Y. 

Columbian University, Veterinary School, Washington, D. C. 

Harvard Universitj', School of Veterinary- Medicine, Boston, Mass. 

McGill University, Veterinary Department, Montreal, Can. 

National Veterinary College, Washington, D. C. 

Graduates of the following-named foreign colleges will be ad- 
mitted to examinations : — 

Glasgow Veterinary College, Glasgow, Scot. 
Royal Veterinary- CoUege, London, Eng. 
Royal Veterinary College of Ireland, Dublin, Ire. 
Royal (Dick) Veterinary CoUege, Edinburgh, Scot. 
The X^'ew Veterinary- College, Liverpool, Eng. 
Veterinary CoUege of Lemberg, Austria. 

University of Melbourne, Veterinary School, Melbourne, Australia. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against 11 individuals for practicing veterinary medicine 
illegally. 

The Legislature enacted the reconmiendation made by the 
Board in its last annual report, so that section 5 of chapter 
219 of the Acts of 1903 now reads as follows : — 

Examinations shall be wholly or in part in writing in the Eng- 
lish language, and shall be of a scientific and practical character. 
They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physiology, 
animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and 
practice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, and 
shall be sufficiently thorough to test tlie applicant's fitness to prac- 
tice veterinary medicine. 

The Board has already taken advantage of this amendment 
in its recent examinations, and finds that the results justify 
the wisdom of the passage of the amendment. 

The Board has had some difficulty in getting convictions 
of persons for the illegal practice of veterinary dentistry. 
Municipal courts have advised us that chapter 249 of the Acts 
of 1903, and the amendments thereto, was indefinite as to 
whether the Legislature intended that veterinary dentistry 
should be included under the term veterinary medicine, and 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 1915. 



it was suggested that we secure from the Legislature an 
amendment to the act defining the words veterinary medi- 
cine." Accordingly, at our request the Legislature amended 
section 7 of chapter 249 of the Acts of 1903 so that it now 
reads : — 

It shall be unlawful after the first day of September in the year 
nineteen hundred and four for any person to practice veterinary 
medicine, or any branch thereof, in this commonwealth who does 
not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

The words " veterinary medicine/' as used in this act, shall be con- 
strued to include the practice, or diagnosis and joractice of vet- 
erinary medicine, veterinary surgery and veterinaiy dentistry in 
regard to any domestic animal. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows : — 



Form C, fees at $15, $195 00 

Total, $195 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members, . . . $714 90 

Investigating complaints, 14 73 

StenooTa2Dhy and t^'pewriting, . . . . . . 73 50 

Printing and postage. 100 51 

Miscellaneous, ......... 73 41 

Total, $977 05 



In the appendix to this report will be found a co])j of the 
law under which the Board acts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, CJiainnan. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. . • 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 



APPENDIX. 



LAW RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF VETERI- 
NARIANS. 

Chapter 249, Acts of 1903. 

An Act to provide for establishing a Board of Registration in 
Veterinary Medicine. 

[As amended in sections 1 and 4 by chapter 503 of the Acts of 1906, in sections 8 and 
9 by chapter 314 of the Acts of 1907, in section 5 by chapter 199 of the Acts of 1911 and 
chapter 116 of the Acts of 1914, and in section 7 by chapter 750 of the Acts of 1914.] 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall appoint five veterinarians, residents of this Common- 
wealth and graduates of a school of veterinary medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinary Medical Association, who shall consti- 
tute a board of registration in veterinary medicine. Their terms of 
office shall begin on the first day of January in the year nineteen 
hundred and four, and they shall hold office, one for one year, one 
for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one for 
five years, or until their successors are appointed; and the governor 
shall appoint annually thereafter, before the first day of December, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and four, one veteri- 
narian, qualified as aforesaid, who shall hold office for five years 
from the first day of January next ensuing. Any member of said 
board may be removed from office for cause by the governor, with 
the advice and consent of the council. The members of the board 
shall each receive a salary of fifty dollars a year, and their necessary 
travelling and contingent expenses actually incurred in attending 
meetings of the board. The secretary shall receive an additional 
salary of three hundred and fifty dollars a year, and his necessary 
travelling and contingent expenses, not exceeding the sum of three 
hundred dollars, actually incurred in attending to the necessary work 
of the board. The said salary and expenses shall be paid out of 
the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. The members of said board shall meet on the second 
Tuesday of January in each year, at such time and place as they 
shall determine, and shall immediately proceed to organize by elect- 
ing a chairman and a secretary, who shall hold their respective 
offices for the term of one year. Said board shall hold regular 



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[Jan. 



meetings on the first Tuesday of March, July and November of each 
year, and such additional meetings at such times and places as they 
may determine. Said board may make by-laws and rules not incon- 
sistent with law necessary to carry out the pro\dsions of this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practicing veteri- 
nary medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this act 
by publishing the same in one or more newspapers in this Com- 
monwealth, and every such person who is a graduate of a recognized 
school of veterinary medicine, and also every person who has been 
a practitioner of veterinary medicine in this Commonwealth for a 
period of three years next prior to the passage of this act, shall, 
upon the payment of a fee of two dollars, be entitled to registration, 
and said board shall issue to him a certificate thereof signed by its 
chairman and secretary. Registration under the pro\dsions of this 
section shall cease on the first day of September in the year nine- 
teen hundred and four. All applications for registration under this 
act shall be made upon blanks furnished by the board, and shall 
be signed and sworn to by the applicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as aforesaid 
who is twenty-one years of age shall, upon the payment of a fee 
of fifteen dollars, be entitled to examination, and if found qualified 
by the board shall be registered and shall receive a certificate of 
registration as provided in section three. Any person who fails 
to pass a satisfactory examination and is therefore refused regis- 
tration may be re-examined at any regular meeting of the board 
within two years of the time of such refusal, without additional fee, 
and thereafter may be examined at any regular meeting upon the 
payment of a fee of fifteen dollars for each examination. The fees 
received for examination and registration of applicants before the 
board shall be paid monthly by the secretary of the board into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth. Said board, after a hearing, may 
by unanimous vote revoke any certificate issued by it and cancel 
the registration of any veterinarian who has been convicted of a 
felony or crime in the practice of his profession. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be wholly or in part in writing 
in the English language, and shall be of a scientific and practical 
character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgeiy, 
physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology', 
diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia mediea and veterinary 
dentistry, and shall be sufficiently thorough to test the applicant's 
fitness to practice veterinary medicine. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register 
of all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to 
public inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 

Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of September 
in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to practice 



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veteiinarr medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Commonwealth 
who does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

The "words " veterinary medicine/' as used in this act, shall be 
constmed to include the practice, or diagnosis and practice of vet- 
erinaiy medicine, veterinary surgeiy and veterinaiy dentistry in 
regard to any domestic animal. 

Section S. Any pei-son not registered as pro\-ided by this act 
who holds himself out as a practitioner of veteiinary medicine, or 
practices, or attempts to practice veteiinary medicine in any of its 
branches in this Commonwealth, shall for each offence be deemed 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction thereof be pun- 
ished by a fine of not less than fifty dollai-s or by imprisonment 
for a term not exceeding two months, or by both such fine and im- 
prisonment. 

Section 9, The provisions of this act shall not be construed to 
prohibit advice or service, in a case of emergency, by a person not 
entitled to practice veterinary medicine under this act, nor to pro- 
hibit faiTuers from rendeiing sei-vices to their neighboi-s if they do 
not hold themselves out as veterinary practitioners under the pro- 
visions of this act, and the provisions of section nine of chapter 
seventy-six of the Revised Laws relating to the practice of medicine 
within the Commonwealth by physicians and surgeons shall, so far 
as they may be applicable, apply to the practice of veteiinai-y medi- 
cine or any branch thereof by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as othei-wise provided herein this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 



Chapter 503, Acts of 1906. 

Section 3. Said board shall investigate all complaints of the 
violation of the provisions of section eight of said chapter two hun- 
dred and forty-nine, and report the same to the proper prosecuting 
officers. 



Chapter 76, Revised Laws. 

Section 9.* The provisions of the preceding sections shall not be 
held to discriminate against any particular school or system of 
medicine, to prohibit medical or surgical service in case of emer- 
gency, or to prohibit the domestic administration of family medi- 
cines. They shall not apply to a commissioned medical officer of the 
United States army, navy or emergency hospital sen'ice in the per- 
formance of his official duty ; to a physician or surgeon from another 
state who is a legal practitioner in the state in which he resides, 
when in actual consultation with a legal practition^- of this Com- 



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[Jan. 1915. 



monwealth; to a phj'sician or surgeon residing in another state and 
legally qualified to practice therein, whose general practice extends 
to the border towns of this Commonwealth if such physician does 
not open an office or desig-nate a place in such town where he may 
meet patients or receive calls; to a physician authorized to practice 
medicine in another state when he is called as a family physician 
to attend a person temporarily abiding in this Commonwealth; nor 
a registered pharmacist in prescribing gratuitously, an osteopathist, 
pharmacist, clairvoyant or person practicing hypnotism, magnetic 
healing, mind cure, massage, Christian science, or a cosmopathic 
method of healing; if they do not violate any of the provisions of 
section eight. 



Public Document No. 72 




TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT 




OF THE 




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Massachusetts Boaed of Registeation 




IN Veteeinaey Medicine. 




Fob the Year 1915. 




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BOSTON: 




WEIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 




32 DERNE STREET. 




lyiD. 





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Public Document 



No. 72 



TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT 



MASSACHUSETTS' BOAED OF REGISTEATION 

f- — 

IN Yetemnaey Medicine. 



For the Year 1915. 




BOSTON: 

WEIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
32 DERNE STREET. 
1916. 



DfC ?ii 1918 

•TATE HOUSE BOSTON 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 



1915 



ME3IBEES 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Board of Eegistkatiox in 
Yeteresary Medicine. 

19 15. 



LAXGDOX FROTHIXGHAM, :^I.D.V., Chairman, . Boston. 

EUMER W. BABSOX, IM.D.V., Secretary, . . Gloucester. 

LESTER H. HOWARD, D.V.S., Boston. 

GEORGE P. PEX'XI^L\X, D.V.S., .... Worcester. 

TH0:NL\S E. :MAL0XEY, V.S Fall River. 



®l)c Commonrocoltl) of ittas3acI)U5ctts. 



REPORT. 



Board of Registration ix Veterixary Medicixe, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15. 1915. 

To His Excellency David I. Walsh, Governor. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Registration in Vet- 
erinary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal 
year 1915. 

Fourteen persons have applied for registration during the 
year, all of whom have been examined. Also 2 persons have 
been re-examined who had been examined previous to this 
year, and 1 has been examined who applied for registration 
m 1914. 

All but one of this number were graduates of veter-* 
inary schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary 
medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is 17, 4 of 
whom were re-examined, and the results are given in the 
following table: — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


Jnb' examination, 


12 


6 


6 


November examination 


9 


5 


4 


Totals, 


21 


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The following men successfully passed our examinations 
during the year: — 



Name. 


Graduate of — 


Arzillo, Pasquale Filippo, 


Royal Superior Veterinary School, Naples, Italy. 


Austin, Michael Francis, 


Grand Rapids Veterinary College. 


Boswell, Wniiam Henry, 


Ontario Veterinary College. 


Burnett, RusseU Lionell, 


Grand Rapids Veterinary College. 


Carey, Edward Francis, 


University of Pennsylvania. 


Dailey, Hugh Frederick, 


University of Pennsylvania. 


Kavanek, John Joseph, 


Terre Haute Veterinary College. 


Moulthrop, Ralph Roy, 


Cornell University. 


Philhps, Percy Emmett, 


Kansas City Veterinary College. 


Shannon, Dennis Stephen, . 


University of Pennsylvania. 


Sumner, William Henry, 


Cornell University. 





Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 461 
certificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held S meetings and 2 ex- 
aminations. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose by the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of Slo. A ticket of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, 
■ is issued on the receipt of this application; tickets are also 
issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examination, if 
applied for three days before the date of examination. By a 
rule of the Board examinations are held twice annually, in June 
and in November. These examinations shall be whoUy or in 
part in writing in the English language, and shall be of a scien- 
tific and practical character. They shall include the subjects 
of anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, 
pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, 
materia medica and veterinary dentistry, and shall be sufl&- 
ciently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice 
veterinary medicine. There is usually an average of eight ques- 
tions in each subject, and the answer to each question is marked 



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on a scale of to 100. The applicant's general average is then 
computed, and if it falls below 70 per cent, he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the 
name of the applicant is unknown to any examiner, with the 
exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a 
number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 29 examinations. 

The annexed table gives a list of the schools from which 
the college men were graduated, and the results of their 
examinations. It also shows the results of the examinations 
taken by nongraduates : — 



Registzred as Result of — 





•6 


c 








s 

1 






e 
a 
*S 


S 

S3 


■A 

r 








•6 
® 




1 


fa 






i'- 




















Chicago Veterinary College. 


16 






1 






5 


Columbia Veterinary College, 


1 


1 














Cornell University, .... 


9 


8 












1 


Correspondence school. 


12 














12 


Grand Rapids Veterinary CoUege, 


5 


1 


3 










1 


Harvard Medical School, 




1 














Harvard Veterinary School, 




6 


















1 














Kan?a.s City Veterinarj- CoUege, 




1 














Laval Veterinary- College, . 




1 














McGUl Universitj-, .... 




3 


1 












McEoUip Veterinary College, 




3 


1 








1 


» 1 


National Veterinary- CoUege, 




1 














New York American Veterinary Col- 
lege. 

New York State Veterinary CoUege, . 


3 


6 

3 












1 


Nongraduates, 


22 


10 


3 










9 


Ohio State University, 


8 


8 














Ontario Veterinary- CoUege, 


36 


13 


3 


2 








18 


Royal Superior Veterinary CoUege, 
Naples. 

Royal Veterinary- CoUege, Eng., 


1 
1 


1 


1 












Terre Haute Veterinary CoUege, 


1 


1 














United States CoUege, 


4 


2 












2 


University of Pennsylvania, 


28 


22 






1 


3 


Totals 


176 


101 


i: 


•■) 


1 


1 


1 


53 



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[Jan. 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence 
school" is listed as a school, although it is not chartered and 
has no right to issue degrees. It is to be noted that 12 men, 
graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinar\- 
medicine, yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any 
knowledge of veterinary' science. The result shows the 
absolute impracticabilitj' of teaching veterinary' medicine 
by correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively 
to send out literature describing its efficiency and success, 
holding out the promise to credulous persons that by study- 
ing its courses they will be fully prepared to practice vet- 
erinarj' medicine, giving them a diploma which represents 
them as graduates from a r^iilar school, and from which 
the word "correspondence" is intentionally omitted. It is 
to be r^jetted that the United States mail authorities do 
not refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

Circular 150-C, issued October, 1913, by the United States 
Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry, is of 
interest in this connection. It reads: — 

The foUowing Kst of accredited veterinaiy coUegies, graduates of 
^ihich are eli^le for the dvil-flerrice examination for the poeition of 
veterinary inspector in the United States Department of Agriculture, 
Bureau of Animal Industry, is hereby appn>ved in hen of that published 
in Begulation JLXJ.V. of Bureau of Animal Industry Circular 150, 
"Begulations Governing Entrance to the Yeteiinaiy Inspector Exam- 
ination," and in lieu of the revised list published in Bureau of Animal 
Industry Circular 150-B:^ — 

Alabama TtAytethsae Institote, Collegie of Teterinaiy Meduane. 
ducago Yetennazy dMeea. 
Cindhfinati Yeterinaiy College. 

C<dozado State Collese, Drdsion of Yeteiinazy Medicine. 
GecHge Washmgton TFi iiv«« ! aty , College of Yetezmazy Medkane. 
C^and Bainds YetCTnazy Cfdlege.* 
Indiana Yetezinaiy College- 
Iowa State Collie, Dtxiaon of Yeterinaiy Medicine. 
Kansas CSty Yeteiinazy Ccdkgie. 

Kansas State AgricoHniai Coil^ie, Yetoinazy Dqiaztment. 
McKOlq) Yeterinaiy C<rf]ege. 



: eomi^ with tlie proriaioiis 
.iy of Teterinary medkine at 



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Michigan Agricultural College, Di\-ision of Veterinary- Science. 
New York- American Veterinary- College. 
New York State Veterinary- College. 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary- Medicine. 
St. Joseph Veterinary- College.^ 
San Francisco Veterinary- College. 
State College of Washington, Veterinary- Department. 
Terre Haute Veterinary- College. 
United States College of Veterinary- Surgeons. - 
University- of Pennsy-lvania, School of Veterinary- Medicine. 
University- of Toronto, Ontario Veterinary- College, to include only- those 
graduated during or prior to 1897. 

Graduates of the following-named colleges which are not now in 
session will be admitted to examinations: — 

American Veterinary- College, Xew York, N. Y. 

Columbia Veterinary- College, Xew York, X. Y. 

Columbian University-, Veterinary- School, Washington. D. C. 

Har\-ard University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Boston, Mass. 

McGill University-, Veterinary- Department, Montreal, Can. 

Xational Veterinary- College, Washington, D. C. 

Graduates of the following-named foreign colleges will be admitted 
to examinations : — 

Glasgow Veterinary College, Glasgow, Scot. 
Roy al Veterinary College, London, Eng. 
Royal Veterinary- College of Ireland. Dublin, Ire. 
Roy-al (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh, Scot. 
The Xew Veterinary- College, Liverpool, Eng. 
Veterinary- College of Lemberg, Austria. 

L'niversity- of Melbourne, Veterinary School, Melbourne, Australia. 

• During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against 16 individuals for practicing veterinary medicine 
illegally. 

In April, at the request of Your Excellency, a conference 
of the Boards of Registration in Dentistry, Embalming, 
Medicine, X'ursing, Optometry, Pharmacy and Veterinary 
Medicine, together with the Commission on Economy and 
Efficiency, was held in the executive chamber, to consider 
the feasibility of creating a central bureau of all the Boards 
of Registration and defining its duties. The possibility of 
consolidating these Boards has been considered and in- 

1 Matriculates of 1910, in addition to the regular course, will be required to take one year's 
additional instruction at this college. Graduates prior to 1914 will be required to have had 
one year's practice and to take an additional year's instruction at this college. 

* Graduates of 1910 and 1911 \*-Ul be required to present a certificate showing attendance 
for an additional session at this or some other accredited veterinary coUege. 



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ATTERIXARY MEDinXE. 



[Jan. 



vestigated several times in the past by the Legislature. The 
reason given for such desired consolidation has been economy, 
but the investigation showed conclusively that the plan 
would be more expensive to the Conmionwealth, and that 
much of the present eflSciency would be destroyed. 

One of the immediate reasons for the calling of the con- 
ference at that time was that the allotment of space in the 
new wing of the State House was being considered. Your 
Excellency stating that the fact that several of these Boards 
have no oflBce in the State House lessened their usefulness 
to that part of the public seeking information concerning 
the various professions these Boards represent. This Board 
admitted the truth of this statement; in fact for some time 
past we have felt that to add to our efficiency representa- 
tion in the State House was needed, but in as much as the 
work of this Board is not sufficiently extensive to warrant 
the emploATnent of a permanent clerk in an office at the 
State House, we did not feel justified in asking for the same. 

In closing the conference it was agreed that the various 
Boards should communicate in writing their opinions of the 
plan suggested by the Commission on Economy and Effi- 
ciency. Accordingly thi^ Board sent the following letter: — 

Apbzl 10. 1915. 

Commissum an Economy and Efficiency. Fraxcis X. Ttkhell. Esq., 
Chairman^ State HousCj Bostonj Mass. 

GzNTLEMEx: — In accordance with the vote of the several Boards 
of Registration in Dentistry, Embalming, Medicine, Nmsing, Op- 
tometry, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine, at the meeting of April 
9, the Board of Registration in Yeterinary Mediciae submits the follow- 
ing suggestions: — 

1. There should be established at the State House a central bureau 
of the Boards above referred to. 

2. The office of this bureau should be located adjacent to the quarters 
of such of these Boards as are to have separate rooms in the State House. 

3. This office should be in charge of a general clerk, who shall be 
appointed and may be removed by the joint action of the secretaries 
of the several Boards. 

4. The general clerk should perform such duties as maj- be designated 
by the several Boards, and render general information to the public 
on all matters pertaining to registration. 



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5. There should be permanently detailed a member of the detective 
force of the District Police to investigate and prosecute all complaints, 
under the direction of the secretary of the Board making them. His 
office should be Tvith the bureau, and the general clerk should render 
such assistance to this officer as the secretary of any of the several 
Boards may direct. 

6. The permanent records of the several Boards, except those having 
separate offices, should be kept in the assigned quarters of the bureau, 
provided that an}" secretarj^ of a Board shall have power to retain 
temporarih" or remove when desired any records of his Board deemed 
necessar}^ for its work. 

7. There should be provided in the office of the central bureau desk 
room, and such other acconmiodations as may be necessary, for each 
secretary of a Board which does not have a separate room in the State 
House. 

Very respectfully, 

Langdox Frothixgham, 

Chairman. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth^ have been 



as follows : — 

Form C, fees at Slo, S22o 00 

Total, S225 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members, . . . . S712 19 

Investigating complaints, 50 38 

Stenograph}^ and type^mting, 70 00 

Printing and postage, 60 89 

Miscellaneous, 91 49 

Total, $984 95 



In the appendix to this report will be found a copy of 
the law under which the Board acts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDOX FR0THIXGHA:\I, Chairman. 
ELMER \V. BABSOX, Secretary. 
THOS. E. MALOXEY. 
G. P. PEXXBIAX. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 



APPENDIX. 



LASV RELATIXG TO THE REGISTRATION OF ^TTERI- 

XARIANS. 

Chapter 249, Acts of 1903. 

Act to PRO^^DE for establishixg a Board of Registraiiox ix 
Veterixary ^Iedicixe. 

[As amended in sections 1 and 4 by chapter 503 of the Acts of 1906, in sections 8 and 9 by- 
chapter 314 of the Acts of 1907, in section 5 by chapter 199 of the Acts of 1911 and chapter 116 
of the Acts of 1914, and in section 7 by chapter 750 of the Acts of 1914.] 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The governor, with the ad\'ice and consent of the 
council, shall appoint five veterinarians, residents of this Common- 
wealth and graduates of a school of veterinary' medicine recognized 
by the American Veterinarv' ^Medical Association, who shall constitute 
a board of registration in veterinary mechcine. Their terms of office 
shall begin on the first day of January in the year nineteen hundred 
and four, and they shall hold office, one for one year, one for two years, 
one for three years, one for four yesns and one for five years, or until 
their successors are appointed; and the governor shall appoint annually 
thereafter, before the first day of December, beginning with the year 
nineteen hundred and four, one veterinarian, quaUfied as aforesaid, who 
-hall hold office for five years from the first day of January' next ensuing. 
Any member of said board may be removed from office for cause hy 
the governor, with the acMce and consent of the council. The mem- 
bers of the board shall each receive a salary of fifty dollars a year, and 
their necessary travelhng and contingent expenses actually incurred in 
attending meetings of the board. The secretary shall receive an addi- 
tional salary of tliree hundred and fifty dollars a year, and his necessary 
travelhng and contingent expenses, not exceeding the sum of three 
hundred dollars, actually incurred in attending to the necessary work 
of the board. The said salary and expenses shall be paid out of the 
treasury^ of the Commonwealth. 

Sectiox 2. The members of said board shall meet on the second 
Tuesday of January in each year, at such time and place as they shall 
determine, and shall immediately proceed to organize by electing a 
chairman and a secretary-, who shall hold their respective offices for 



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[Jan. 



the term of one year. Said board shall hold regular meetings on the 
first Tuesday of March, July and November of each year, and such 
additional meetings at such times and places as they may determine. 
Said board may make by-laws and rules not inconsistent with law 
necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. 

Section 3. Said board shall notify all persons practicing veterinary 
medicine in this Commonwealth, of the provisions of this act by pub- 
lishing the same in one or more newspapers in this Commonwealth, 
and every such person who is a graduate of a recognized school, of 
veterinary medicine, and also every person who has been a practitioner 
of veterinary medicine in this Commonwealth for a period of three 
years next prior to the passage of this act, shall, upon the payment 
of a fee of two dollars, be entitled to registration, and said board shall 
issue to him a certificate thereof signed by its chairman and secretary. 
Registration under the provisions of this section shall cease on the 
first day of September in the year nineteen hundred and four. All 
applications for registration under this act shall be made upon blanks 
furnished by the board, and shall be signed and sworn to by the ap- 
plicant. 

Section 4. Any person not entitled to registration as aforesaid 
who is twenty-one years of age shall, upon the payment of a fee of 
fifteen dollars, be entitled to examination, and if found qualified by 
the board shall be registered and shall receive a certificate of registra- 
tion as provided in section three. Any person who fails to pass a satis- 
factory examination and is therefore refused registration may be re- 
examined at any regular meeting of the board within two years ol the 
time of such refusal, without additional fee, and thereafter may be 
examined at any regular meeting upon the payment of a fee of fifteen 
dollars for each examination. The fees received for examination and 
registration of applicants before the board shall be paid monthly by 
the secretary of the board into the treasury of the Commonwealth. 
Said board, alter a hearing, may by unanimous vote revoke any cer- 
tificate issued by it and cancel the registration of any veterinarian who 
has been convicted of a felony or crime in the practice of his profession. 

Section 5. Examinations shall be wholly or in part in writing in 
the English language, and shall be of a scientific and practical character. 
They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physiology, 
animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and 
practice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, and 
shall be sufficiently thorough co test the apphcant's fitness to practice 
veterinary medicine. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of said board to keep a register of 
all practitioners qualified under this act, which shall be open to pubhc 
inspection, and to make an annual report to the governor. 

Section 7. It shall be unlawful after the first day of September 
in the year nineteen hundred and four for any person to praccice 



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veterinan' medicine, or any branch thereof, in this Commonweahh who 
does not hold a certificate issued by said board. 

The words " veterinary- medicine," as used in this act, shall be con- 
strued t^ include the practice, or diagnosis and practice of veterinar\' 
medicine, vet«rinar\' surgerj- and veterinary dentistrj^ in regard to any 
domestic animal. 

Section S. Any person not registered as pro\dded by this act who 
holds himself out as a practitioner of veterinary medicme, or practices 
or attempts to practice veterinary medicine in any of its branches in 
this Conmion wealth, shall for each offence be deemed guiltj- of a mis- 
demeanor, and shall upon com-iction thereof be pimished by a fine of 
not less than fifty dollai-s or by imprisonment for a t-enn not exceeding 
TWO months, or by both such fine and imprisoimient. 

Section 9. The pro-vTsions ot this act shall not be construed to 
prohibit ad\Tce or ser^-ice, in a case of emergency, by a person not en- 
titled to practice veterinary medicine imder this act. nor to prohibit 
farmers from rendering ser^-ices to their neighbors if they do not hold 
themselves out as veterinaiy practitioners under the pro^'isioIlS of this 
act, and the pro\'isions of section nine of chapter seventy six of the 
Revised Laws relating to the practice or medicine within the Common- 
wealth by physicians and surgeons shall, so far as they may be ap- 
pUcable, apply to the practice of veterinarj' medicine or any branch 
thereof by veterinarians. 

Section 10. Except as otherwise provided herein this act shall 
take eft'ect upon its passage. 



Chapter 503. Acts of 1906. 

Section 3. Said board shall investigate all complaints of the A-iola- 
tion of the provisions of section eight of said chapter two himdred and 
forty-nine, and report the same to the proper prosecuting officers. 



Chapter 76, Revised Laws. 

Section 9. The pro\Tsions of the preceding sections shall not be 
held to discriminate against any particular school or system of medicine, 
to prohibit medical or surgical serATce in case of emergency, or to pro- 
hibit the domestic administration of family medicines. They shaU 
not apply to a commissioned medical officer of the United States army, 
na^y or emergency hospital ser^"ice in the performance of his official 
duty; to a physician or surgeon from another state who is a legal 
practitioner in the state in which he resides, when in actual consulta- 
tion with a legal practitioner of this Coromonwealth; to a physician or 
surgeon residing in another state and legally qualified to practice 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 1916. 



therein, whose general practice expends to the border towns of this 
Commonwealth if such physician does not open an office or designate 
a place in such town where he may meet patients or receive caUs; 
to a ph^'sician authorized to practice medicine in another state when 
he is called as a family physician to attend a person temporarily abid- 
ing in this Commonwealth; nor a registered pharmacist in prescribing 
gratuitousl}', an osteopathist, pharmacist. clairvo\'ant or person prac- 
ticing hjTDnotism, magnetic healing, mind cure, massage, Christian 
science, or a cosmopathic method of healing; it they do not ^^olate any 
of the provisions of section eight. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



Massachusetts Boaed of Registeation 
IN Yeteeinaey Medicine. 



For the Year 1916. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
32 DERNE STREET. 
1917. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Board of Registeation 
jN Veterinary Medicine,, 



For the Year 1916. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO, STATE PRINTERS, 
32 DERNE STREET. 
1917. 

C 
S 



Publication of this Document 

approved by the 
Supervisor of Administkation. 



6 1 4-. a4-i^"5 
3 

MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Board of Registration l\ 
Veteeixart Medicine. 

1916. 



LAXGDON FROTHIXGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, Boston. 



ELMER W. B.^BSON, M.D.V., Secretary, 
LESTER H. HOWARD, D.V.S., 
GEORGE P. PEXXI^LAX, D.V.S., . 
THO^L\S E. ^L\LO^'EY, V.S., . 



Gloucester. 
Boston. 
Worcester. 
Fall Rr-er. 



®l)c CommontocQltt) of ittassorliusctts. 



REPORT. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1916. 

To His Excellency Samuel W. McCall, Governor. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the x\cts of 1903, the Board of Registration in Veter- 
inary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1916. 

Ten persons have applied for registration during the year, 
all of whom have been examined. Also 2 persons have been 
re-examined who had been examined previous to this year, 
1 of whom has taken both examinations held this year. All 
but one of this number were graduates of veterinary schools 
authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is 12, 4 of 
whom were re-examined, and the results are given in the 
following table : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Rejected. 


June examination, 


10 


3 


7 


November examination 


6 


3 


3 


Totals 


16 


6 


10 



The following men successfully passed our examinations 
during the year: — 



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[Jan. 



Name. 


Graduate of — 


Campbell, Edward Coalsen . 


University of Pennsylvania. 




University of Pennsylvania. 


O'Connor William Joseph 


University of Pennsylvania. 




Kansas City Veterinary College. 


Welch, Albert Joseph, 


University of Pennsylvania. 


Welch, Edward John 


Chicago Veterinary College. 



Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 467 
certificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held 4 meetings and 2 
examinations. The Board has also attended 3 conferences 
with various legislative committees in reference to Your 
Excellency's recommendation on the consolidation of the 
Boards of Registration in Dentistry, Embalming, Medicine, 
Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose by the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, 
is issued on the receipt of this application; tickets are also 
issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examination, if 
applied for three days before the date of examination. By. 
a rule of the Board examinations are held twice annually, 
in June and in November. These examinations shall be 
wholly or in part in writing in the English language, and 
shall be of a scientific and practical character. They shall 
include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal 
parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and 
practice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary den- 
tistry, and shall be sufficiently thorough to test the appli- 
cant's fitness to practice veterinary medicine. There is 
usually an average of eight questions in each subject, and 
the answer to each question is marked on a scale of to 100. 
The applicant's general average is then computed, and if it 
falls below 70 per cent, he is rejected. 



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III this connection it should be borne in mind that the 
name of the appHcant is unknown to any examiner, with 
the exception of the secretary. Each examination book 
bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 31 examinations. 

The following table gives a list of the schools from which 
the college men were graduated, and the results of their 
examinations. It also shows the results of the examinations 
taken by nongraduates. 







Registered as Result of 










s 


c 
.2 

"S 


a 


d 


a 
.9 

ts 


d 








.9 


.2 

1 




"S 






-v 


a 


a 


Fourth 
Examim 


a 


a 






Examine 


First. 
Exami 


Second 
Exami 


Third 

Exami 


Fifth 
Exami 


Seventh 
Exami 


Rejected 


Chicago Veterinary College, 


18 


9 


2 


_ 


1 


_ 




6 


Columbia Veterinary College, 


1 


1 














Cornell University, .... 


9 


8 












1 


Correspondence school. 


13 














13 


Grand Rapids Veterinary College, 


5 














1 


Harvard Medical School, 


1 
















Harvard Veterinary School, 


7 


6 


1 












Iowa State College, .... 


1 


1 














Ivansas City Veterinary College, 


2 


2 














Laval Veterinary College, . 


1 


1 














McGill University, .... 


4 


3 


1 












McKillip Veterinary College, 


6 


3 


1 








1 


1 


National Veterinary College, 


1 


1 














New York American Veterinary Col- 
lege. 

New York State Veterinary College, . 


7 
3 


6 
3 












1 




22 


10 


3 










9 


Ohio State University, 


8 


8 














Ontario Veterinary College, 


37 


13 


3 


2 








19 


Royal Superior Veterinary College, 
Naples. 

Royal Veterinary College, England, . 


1 
1 




1 












Terre Haute Veterinary College, 


1 


1 














United States College, 


5 


2 












3 


University of Pennsylvania, 


32 


25 


3 










3 


Totals, ....... 


186 


106 


18 


2 


1 


1 


1 


57 



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^'ETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



Eor the purpose of convenience the "correspondence 
school" is listed as a school, although it is not chartered and 
has no right to issue degrees. It is to be noted that 13 men, 
graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinary medi- 
cine, yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any 
knowledge of veterinary science. The result shows the ab- 
solute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by 
correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to 
send out literature describing its efficiency and success, 
holding out the promise to credulous persons that by study- 
ing its courses they will be fully prepared to practice vet- 
erinary medicine, giving them a diploma which represents 
them as graduates from a regular school, and from which 
the word "correspondence" is intentionally omitted. It is 
to be regretted that the United States mail authorities do 
not refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

Circular 150-C, issued October, 1913, by the United States 
Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry, is 
of interest in this connection. It reads: — 

The following list of accredited veterinary colleges, graduates of 
which are eligible for the civil service examination for the position of 
veterinary inspector in the United States Department of Agriculture, 
Bureau of Animal Industry, is hereby approved in lieu of that pub- 
Ushed in Regulation XXIV. of Bureau of Anhnal Industrj^ Circular 
150, "Regulations Governing Entrance to the Veterinary Inspector 
Examination," and in lieu of the revised list published in Bureau of 
Animal Industry Circular 150-B : ^ — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Chicago Veterinary College. 
Cincinnati Veterinary College. 

Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
George Washington University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Grand Rapids Veterinary College. ^ 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas City Veterinary College. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Veterinary Department. 
McKillip Veterinary College. 

Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York-American Veterinary College. 

^ This list is subject to change. The failure of any college to comply with the provisions of 
the regulations will necessitate removal from the list. 

' To include only those graduates who have pursued the study of veterinary medicine at 
this college or in some other accredited college for three j'ears. 



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New York State Veterinarj- College. 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
St. Joseph Veterinar>- College. ^ 
San Francisco Veterinar\- College. 
State College of Washington, Veterinary Department. 
Terre Haute Veterinarj- College. 
United States College of Veterinary Surgeons. * 
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinar>' Medicine. 
University of .Toronto, Ontario Vet€rinar>' College, to include only those 
graduated during or prior to 1897. 

Graduates of the following-named colleges which are not now in 
session will be admitted to examinations : — 

American Veterinarj' College, New York, N. Y. 

Columbia Veterinary College, New York, N. Y. 

Columbian University, Veterinary' School, "Washington, D. C. 

Harvard University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Boston, Mass. 

McGill University, Veterinary' Department, Montreal, Can. 

National Veterinary College, Washington, D. C. 

Graduates of the following-named foreign colleges be admitted 
to examinations : — 

Glasgow Veterinary College, Glasgow, Scot. 
Royal Veterinary College, London, Eng. 
Royal Veterinary College of Ireland, DubUn, Ire. 
Roj-al (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh, Scot. 
The New Veterinary College, Liverpool, Eng. 
Veterinary College of Lemberg, Austria. 

University of Melbourne, Veterinary- School, Melbourne, Australia. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against 14 individuals for practicing veterinary medicine 
illegally, 2 of whom have been found guilty before district 
courts. The activity of the illegal practitioners in the 
Commonwealth is greatly lessened. Meanwhile the men who 
secure registration from the Board show that they have 
received more thorough training in veterinary science from 
their respective schools than those who graduated in previous 
years. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have 
been as follows: — 



' Matriculates of 1910, in addition to the regular course, will be required to take one year's 
additional instruction at this college. Graduates prior to 1914 will be required to have had one 
year's practice and to take an additional year's instruction at this college. 

' Graduates of 1910 and 1911 will be required to present a certificate showing attendance 
for an additional session at this or some other accredited veterinary college. 



Form C, fees at S15, 



S19o 00 



Total, 



S19o 00 



10 \^TERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 1917. 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members, .... 1690 87 

Investigating complaints, 49 36 

Stenography and typewriting, 70 50 

Printing and postage, 70 64 

Miscellaneous, 56 97 



Total, $938 34 



Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chaitman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 
THOS. E MALONEY. 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 



Public Document No. 72 



FOURTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



Massachusetts Boaed of Registeation 
IN Veteeinaey Medicine. 



For the Year 1917. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
32 DERNE STREET. 
1918. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



FOURTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Massachusetts :BoAKD of Registration 
IN Veteeinary Medicine. 



Fob the Year 1917, 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
32 DERNE STREET. 
1918. 



WATE LIBRARY OF MASSACHUSErfb- 
DEC 31 1918 

•TITE HOUSE tOSTON 




Publication of this Document 

approved by the 
Supervisor of Administration. 



MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Board of Eegisteation in 
Veterinaey Medicine. 

1917. 



LANGDON 'fROTHINGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, Boston. 
ELMER W. BABSON, M.D.V., Secretary, . . Gloucester. 
LESTER H. HOWARD, D.V.S., .... Boston. 
GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D.V.S., . . . Worcester. 
THOMAS E. MALONEY, V.S., .... Fall River. 



Sl)c Commonrocaltl) of itlo00acl)U0ctt0. 



REPORT. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1917. 

To His Excellency Samuel W. McCall, Governor. 

Sir : — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Registration in Veter- 
inary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1917. 

Nine persons have applied for registration during the year, 
all of whom have been examined. Also 4 persons have been 
re-examined who had been examined previous to this year, 
1 of whom has taken both examinations held this year. All 
but one of this number were graduates of veterinary schools 
authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is 13, 1 of 
whom was re-examined, and the results are given in the 
following table : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Refused. 




11 


6 


5 


November examination, 


3 


1 


2 


Totals 


14 


7 


7 



The following men successfully passed our examinations 
during the year: — 



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VETERIXARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



}S AME. 


Graduate of — 


Brielman, Eugene Ottomar, ...... 


Chicago Veterinary College. 


Carroll. Walter Richard 


Chicago Veterinarj- College. 


Collins, Roy Lawrence, 


McKillip Veterinarj' College. 


JJedencK, rreuencK > an jjjck, ...... 


Cornell University. 


French, Arthur Ekison, 


Chicago Veterinary College. 


Homer, Horace Zenaa, 


L'niversity of Pennsylvania. 


Masterson, James Edward 


Ohio State University. 



Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 474 
certificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held 6 meetings and 2 
regular examinations. Also, at the request of the Ci\'il 
SerAace Commission, 2 special examinations were given to 
qualify veterinarians for the Department of Animal Industry. 
The Board considered that such examinations might very 
properly be deemed a part of its duty, and gladly consented 
to give its time and experience and training as examiners 
to aid another department of the Commonwealth. For one 
of these examinations the necessary traveling and contingent 
expenses of members attending the requisite meetings were 
borne by the Civil Service Commission; for the other, these 
expenses were charged to our own appropriation, as the 
Board had also matters of its own to consider at this meet- 
ing. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose by the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of 815. A ticket of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, 
is issued on the receipt of this application; tickets are also 
issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examihation, if 
applied for three days before the date of examination. 
By a rule of the Board examinations are held twice annually, 
in June and in November. These examinations shall be 
wholly or in part in writing, in the English language, and 
shall be of a scientific and practical character. They shall 



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7 



include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal 
parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and 
practice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary 
dentistry, and shall be sufficiently thorough to test the ap- 
plicant's fitness to practice veterinary medicine. There is 
usually an average of eight questions in each subject, and 
the answer to each question is marked on a scale of to 100. 
The applicant's general average is then computed, and if it 
falls below 70 per cent, he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the 
name of the applicant is unknown to any examiner, with the 
exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a 
number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 33 examinations. 

The following table gives a list of the schools from which 
the college men were graduated, and the results of their 
examinations. It also shows the results of the examinations 
taken by nongraduates : — 







Registered as Result of 










c 


a 


(3 


c 


a 


a 








.2 

"§ 


o 
'•5 


.2 

"el 


.2 


.2 


_o 
"■5 






-6 


a 




a 


a 


d 


03 

a 






a 

1 


irst 
Exami 


jcond 
Exami 


hird 
Exami 


ourth 
Exami 


ifth 

Exami 


3venth 
Exami 


efused. 




W 






H 










Chicago Veterinary College, 


19 


10 


2 




1 






4 


Columbia Veterinary College, 


1 


1 














Cornell University, .... 


10 


9 












1 


Correspondence school, 


13 














13 


Grand Rapids Veterinary College, 


5 


1 


3 












Harvard Medical School, 


1 


1 














Harvard Veterinary School, 


7 


6 


1 












Indiana Veterinary School, 
















1 


Iowa State College, .... 


1 


1 














Kansas City Veterinary College, 


2 


2 














Laval Veterinary College, . 


1 


1 














McGill University, .... 


4 


3 


1 












McKillip Veterinary College, 


8 


4 


1 








1 


2 


National Veterinary College, 


1 


1 














New York American Veterinary Col- 


7 


6 












1 


lege. 


















New York State Veterinary College, . 


3 


3 














Nongraduates, 


23 


10 


3 










10 


Ohio State University, 


9 


9 














Ontario Veterinary College, 


37 


13 


3 


2 








19 


Royal Superior Veterinary College, 
Naples. 

Royal Veterinary College, England, . 




1 














1 




1 












Terre Haute Veterinary College, 


1 


1 














United States College, 


5 


2 












3 


University of Pennsylvania, 


33 


26 


3 






1 




3 


Totals 


194 


111 


18 


3 




2 




58 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence 
school" is listed as a school, although it is not chartered and 
has no right to issue degrees. It is to be rioted that 13 men, 
graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinary 
medicine, yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any 
knowledge of veterinary science. The result shows the 
absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine 
by correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to 
send out literature describing its eflBciency and success, hold- 
ing out the promise to credulous persons that by studying its 
courses they will be fully prepared to practice veterinary 
medicine, giving them a diploma which represents them as 
graduates from a regular school, and from which the word 
"correspondence" is intentionally omitted. It is to be 
regretted that the United States mail authorities do not 
refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 
. Circular 150-C, issued October, 1913, by the United 
States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal In- 
dustry, is of interest in this connection. It reads: ^ — 

The following list of accredited veterinary colleges, graduates of 
which are eligible for the civil-service examination for the position of 
veterinary inspector in the United States Department of Agriculture, 
Bureau of Animal Industry, is hereby approved in lieu of that published 
in Regulation XXIV. of Bureau of Animal Industry Circular 150, 
Regulations Governing Entrance to the Veterinary Inspector Ex- 
amination," and in lieu of the revised list published in Bureau of 
Animal Industry Circular 150-B:^ — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Chicago Veterinary College. 
Cincinnati Veterinary College. 

Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
George Washington University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Grand Rapids Veterinary College. ^ 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas City Veterinary College. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Veterinary Department. 
McKillip Veterinary College. 

1 This list is subject to change. The failure of any college to comply with the provisions 
of the regulations will necessitate removal from the Ust. 

2 To include only those graduates who have pursued the study of veterinary medicine at 
this college or in some other accredited college for three years. 



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9 



Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York-American Veterinary College. 
New York State Veterinary College. 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
St. Joseph Veterinary College. ^ 
San Francisco Veterinary College. 
State College of Washington, Veterinary Department. 
Terre Haute Veterinary College. 
United States College of Veterinary Surgeons. * 
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 
University of Toronto, Ontario Veterinary College, to include only those 
graduated during or prior to 1897. 

Graduates of the following-named colleges which are not now in 
session will be admitted to examinations: — 

American Veterinary College, New York, N. Y. 

Columbia Veterinary College, New York, N. Y. 

Columbian University, Veterinary School, Washington, D. C. 

Harvard University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Boston, Mass. 

McGill University, Veterinary Department, Montreal, Can. 

National Veterinary College, Washington, D. C. 

Graduates of the following-named foreign colleges will be admitted 
to examinations : — 

Glasgow Veterinary College, Glasgow, Scot. 
Royal Veterinary College, London, Eng. 
Royal Veterinary College of Ireland, Dublin, Ire. 
Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh, Scot. 
The New Veterinary College, Liverpool, Eng. 
Veterinary College of Lemberg, Austria. 

University of Melbourne, Veterinary School, Melbourne, Australia. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against 12 individuals for practicing veterinary medicine 
illegally, 1 of whom has been found guilty on two complaints 
before different district courts. This individual, an itinerant 
veterinary dentist, had in previous years been brought before 
the courts for the illegal practice of veterinary medicine, the 
Board having assumed that veterinary dentistry was a 
branch of veterinary medicine. The courts, however, ruled 
that veterinary dentistry was not a branch of veterinary 
medicine, and in two instances the defendant was discharged. 
By an act of the Legislature in the year 1914, veterinary 

* Matriculates of 1910, in addition to the regular course, will be required to take one year 
additional instruction at this college. Graduates prior to 1914 will be required to have had 
one year's practice and to take an additional year's instruction at this college. 

* Graduates of 1910 and 1911 will be required to present a certificate showing attendance 
for an additional session at this or some other accredited veterinary college. 



10 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 1918. 



dentistry was defined as a branch of veterinary medicine, as 
used in chapter 249 of the Acts of 1903. Consequently, when 
a similar complaint was brought against this individual 
during the past year, conviction was secured without dif- 
ficulty. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 



as follows : — 

Form C, fees at $15, ....... $180 00 

Total, . . $180 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members, . . . $660 39 

Investigating complaints, . . . . . . 77 03 

Stenography and typewriting, 72 75 

Printing and postage, ....... 69 85 

Miscellaneous, 144 90 

Total, $1,024 92 



Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary. 
GEO. P. PENNIMAN. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 



Public Document No. 72 



FIFTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



Massachusetts Boaed of Registeation 
m Veteeinaey Medicine 



For the Year 1918 




BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 
1919 



Public Document No. 72 



FIFTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

MASSACmJSETTS BOAED OF REGISTEATION 

IN Veteeinaet Medicine 



For the Year 1918 




BOSTON 

\MIIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 
1919 



nil; - .- MASS. 




Publication of this Document 

approved by the 
SuPEBvisoR OF Administration. 



3 



MEMBERS 

OF THE 

ilASSACHUSETTS BOAED OF EEGISTEATION IX 

Yeterixaei Medicine. 

1918. 



LAXGDOX FROTHIXGILIM. M.D.V., Chairman, Boston. 

EL:MER W. B-\BS0X. M.D.V., Secretary, . Gloucester. 

LESTER H. HOWARD. D.V.S., .... Boston. 

GEORGE P. PEXNI^LVX. D.V.S., .... Worcester. 

THO^L\S E. MILOXEY, V.S., Fall River. 



tSommontDcaltl) of itta06acl)U0£tt0. 



REPORT. 



Board. OF Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1918. 

To His Excellency Samuel W. McCall, Governor. 

Sir : — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 249 
of the Acts of 1903 the Board of Registration in Veterinary 
Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 1918. ^ 

Eight persons have applied for registration during the year, 
all of whom have been examined. Also 2 persons have been 
re-examined who had been examined previous to this year. 
All but 1 of this number were graduates of veterinary schools 
authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is 10, and 
the results are given in the following table : — 



1 Examined. 


Registered. 


Refused. 


June examination, 


. . . ! 10 


7 


3 



The following men successfully passed our examinations 
during the year: — 



Name. 


Graduate of — 


Batchelder, Lawrence Hay, ...... 


University of Pennsylvania. 


Burnette, Clarence Arthur 


Ontario Veterinary College. 


Donelson, Charles Cooper, 


Indiana Veterinary College. 


Evans, William Morris, 


Ontario Veterinary College. 


Isherwood, Joseph Henry, Jr., 


University of Pennsylvania. 


Laitinen, Edwin, 


Ontario Veterinary College. 


Swift, Howard Potter, 


University of Pennsylvania. 



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[Jan. 



Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 481 
certificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held 7 meetings. Only 1 ex- 
amination was held as it was found that the class of men who 
usually apply for the November examination were in military 
service and so could not give the time for the examination. 
Also this year, as last, at the request of the Ci\Tl Service 
Commission, a special examination was given to qualify vet- 
erinarians for the Department of Animal Industry. The 
Board considered that such examinations might very propn 
erly be deemed a part of its duty, and gladly consented to 
give its time and experience and training as examiners to 
aid another department of the Commonwealth. For this 
examination the necessary traveling and contingent expenses 
of members attending the requisite meetings were charged to 
the appropriation for this Board. 

According to the rules of the Board, all appUcations for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose by the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of S15. A ticket of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, 
is issued on the receipt of this application; tickets are also 
issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examination, if 
appUed for three days before the date of examination. By a 
rule of the Board examinations are held twice annually, in 
June and in November. The law requires that these exami- 
nations shall be wholly or in part in writing, in the English 
language, and shall be of a scientific and practical character. 
They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physi- 
ology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, 
diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia medica and vet- 
erinary dentistry, and shall be sufficiently thorough to test 
the appUcant's fitness to practise veterinary medicine. There 
is usually an average of eight questions in each subject, and 
the answer to each question is marked on a scale of to 100. 
The applicant's general average is then computed, and if it 
falls below 70 per cent, he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the 



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name of the applicant is unknown to any examiner, with the 
exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears 
a number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 34 examinations. 

The following table gives a list of the schools from which 
the registrants were graduated, and the results of their exam- 
inations. It also shows the results of the examinations taken 
by nongraduates : — 







Registered as Result of 










c" 
.2 


c 


a 
.2 


c 


d 
.2 


c 
.2 






Examined . 


First* 

Examinat 


Second 


Third 
Examinat 


Fourth 
Examinat 


Fifth 

Examinat 


Seventh 
Examinat 


Refused. 


Chicago Veterinary College, 


20 


10 


2 


1 


1 


1 




5 


College of Physicians and Surgeons, . 


1 














1 


Columbia Veterinary College, 


1 


1 














Cornell University, .... 


10 


9 














Correspondence School, 


13 














13 


Grand Rapids Veterinary College, 


5 


1 


3 










1 


Harvard Medical School, 




1 














Harvard Veterinary School, 




6 














Indiana Veterinary School, . 






1 












Iowa State College, .... 




1 














Kansas City Veterinary College, 




2 














Laval Veterinary College, . 




1 














McGill University, .... 




3 


1 












McKillip Veterinary College, 




4 












2 


National Veterinary College, 




1 














New York American Veterinary Col- 
lege. 

New York State Veterinary College, . 


3 


6 

3 












1 




23 


10 


3 










10 


Ohio State University, 


9 


9 














Ontario Veterinary College, 


39 


15 


3 


3 








18 


Royal Superior Veterinary College, 
Naples. 

Royal Veterinary College, England, . 


1 


1 


1 












Terre Haute Veterinary College, 


1 


1 














United States College, 


6 


2 












4 


University of Pennsylvania, 


36 


29 


3 






1 




3 


Totals 


202 


116 


19 


4 


1 


2 


1 


59 



8 VETERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 

For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence 
school" is Hsted as a school, although it is not chartered and 
has no right to issue degrees. It is to be noted that 13 men, 
graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinary medi- 
cine, yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any 
knowledge of veterinary science. The result shows the abso- 
lute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by cor- 
respondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send 
out literature describing its efficiency and success, holding 
out the promise to credulous persons that by studying its 
courses they will be fully prepared to practise veterinary 
medicine, giving them a diploma which represents them as 
graduates from a regular school, and from which the word 
"correspondence" is intentionally omitted. It is to be re- 
gretted that the United States mail authorities do not refuse 
the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

Circular 150-C, issued October, 1913, by the United States 
Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry, is 
of interest in this connection. It reads: — 

The following list of accredited veterinary colleges, graduates of 
which are eligible for the civil-service examination for the position of 
veterinary inspector in the United States Department of Agriculture, 
Bureau of Animal Industry, is hereby approved in lieu of that pub- 
lished in Regulation XXIV. of Bureau of Animal Industry Circular 
150, Regulations Governing Entrance to the Veterinary Inspector 
Examination," and in lieu of the revised list published in Bureau of 
Animal Industry Circular 150-B:^ — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. . 
Chicago Veterinary College. 
Cincinnati Veterinary College. 

Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
George Washington University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Grand Rapids Veterinary College. 2 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas City Veterinary College. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Veterinary Department. 
McKillip Veterinary College. 

1 This list Is subject to change. The failure of any college to comply with the provisions 
of the regulations will necessitate removal from the list. 

2 To include only those graduates who have pursued the study of veterinary medicine at 
this college or in some other accredited college for three years. 



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Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York- American Veterinarj- College. 
New York State Veterinarj- College. 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary- Medicine. 
St. Joseph Veterinary' College, i 
San Francisco Veterinary College. 
State College of Washington, Veterinary Department. 
Terre Haute Veterinary College. 
United States CoUege of Veterinary Surgeons. - 
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 
University of Toronto, Ontario Veterinary College, to include only those grad- 
uated during or prior to 1897. 

Graduates of the following-named colleges which are not now in ses- 
sion will be admitted to examinations : — 

American Veterinary College, New York, N. Y. 

Columbia Veterinary College, New York, N. Y. 

Columbian University, Veterinary School, Washington, D. C. 

Harvard University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Boston, Mass. 

McGill University, Veterinary' Department, Montreal, Can. 

National Veterinary College, Washington, D. C. 

Graduates of the following-named foreign colleges -will be admitted 
to examinations : — 

Glasgow Veterinary College, Glasgow, Scot. 
Eoyal Veterinary College, London, Eng. 
Royal Veterinary College of Ireland, Dublin, Ire. 
Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh, Scot. 
The New Veterinary College, LiverpMjol, Eng. 
Veterinary CoUege of Lemberg, Austria. 

University of Melbourne, Veterinary School, Melbourne, Australia. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against 8 individuals for practising veterinary medicine il- 
legally, 1 of whom has been found guilty and fined $50, 
which was paid. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows : — 



1 Matriculates of 1910, in addition to the regiilar covirse, will be required to take one year's 
additional instruction at this college. Graduates prior to 1914 wiU be required to have had 
one year's practice and to take an additional year's instruction at this coUege. 

* Graduates of 1910 and 1911 will be req\iired to present a certificate showing attendance 
for an additional session at this or some other accredited veterinary college. 



Form C, fees at $15, 



S135 00 



Total, 



S13o 00 



10 VETERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 1919. 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members, .... S676 69 

Investigating complaints, 41 39 

Stenography and typewriting, 43 50 

Printing and postage, 60 25 

Miscellaneous, 64 43 



Total, S886 26 



Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary. 
GEO. P. PENNIMAN. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 



Public Document 



-— — m \' 

No. 72 1^ 



SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Board of Registration 
IN Veterinary Medicine 



For the Year 1919 



BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 
1920 



Public Document 



No. 72 



SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

lASSACHrSETTS BOARD OF REGI STBATION 

IN Veteeinary Medicixe 



For the Year 1919 




BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 
1920 



Sim LIBRARY WKASS.^GBBsrrr- 
FEB 27 1920 

STVTE MOUSE, SOSTOM. 



Publication of this Document 

approved by the 
Supervisor of Administration. 



.m vr\^ 

•a 



MEMBERS 

OP THE 

Massachusetts Board of Eegisteation in 
Veterinary Medicine. 

1919. 



LANGDON FROTHIXGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman, Boston. 

ELjVIER W. BABSON, M.D.V., Secretary, . . Gloucester. 

LESTER H. HOWARD, D.V.S., Boston. 

GEORGE P. PEXXIMAX, D.V.S., .... Worcester. 

THOMAS E. ALVLOXEY, V.S., Fall River. 



Sl^bc <irotnmontDcaUI) of itto00ocbujsi£tt0. 



REPORT. 



BoAED OF Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1919. 

To His Excellency Calvin Coolidge, Governor. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 249 
of the Acts of 1903 the Board of Registration in Veterinary 
Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 1919. 

Two persons have applied for registration during the year, 
both of whom have been examined. Also 4 persons have 
been re-examined who had been examined previous to this 
year. All but 1 of this number were graduates of veterinary 
schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is 6, and 
the results are given in the following table: — 





Examined. 


R^stered. 


Refused. 


June examination, ...... 


6 




2 



The following men successfully passed our examinations 
during the year: — 



Name. j Graduate of — 



Duclos, Frederick Nelson, 


Ontario Veterinary College. 




Ontario Veterinary College. 




Cornell University. 




New York State Veterinary Collie. 



In addition to the June examination a special examination 
was given in December, 1918, to an applicant who was 



6 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



engaged in the veterinary service of the United States. This 
applicant had been refused registration as a result of the 
June, 1918, examination, and desired another opportunity 
for examination at an early date as his nonregistration in 
his residential State prevented promotion. As it was impos- 
sible for the applicant to come to Massachusetts for this 
examination, the Board voted to prepare questions and books 
and forward same to a designated superior officer to conduct 
the examination. Such superior officer being designated, the 
books were prepared and sent. As a result of the examina- 
tion the applicant was refused registration. 

Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 485 
certificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held 6 meetings and 1 
regular examination. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose by the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before the date of examination, properly executed 
and accompanied by the fee of SI 5. A ticket of admission 
to an examination, showing the date and the applicant's 
number, is issued on the receipt of this application; tickets 
are also issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-exami- 
nation if applied for three days before the date of examina- 
tion. By a rule of the Board, examinations are held twice 
annually, in June and in November. The law requires that 
these examinations shall be wholly or in part in writing, in 
the English language, and shall be of a scientific and practical 
character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, 
surgery, physiolog}', animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, 
bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia 
medica and veterinary dentistry, and shall be sufficiently 
thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice veterinary 
medicine. There is usually an average of eight questions in 
each subject, and the answer to each question is marked on a 
scale of to 100. The applicant's general average is then 
computed, and if it falls below 70 per cent he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the 
name of the applicant is unknown to any examiner, with the 



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exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a 
number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 36 examinations. 

The following table gives a list of the schools from which 
the registrants were graduated, and the results of their ex- 
aminations. It also shows the results of the examinations 
taken by applicants who were refused registration and by 
nongraduates : — 







Registered as Result of- 










c 
o 


c 
o 


a 
o 


c 
o 


c 
o 


a 
o 


a 
o 








g 


n 


03 

c 


03 
C 


o3 
C 


a 


c3 

a 






Examine 


First 
Exami 


Second 
Exami 


Third 
Exami 


Fourth 
Exami 


Fifth 
Exami 


Seventh 
Exami 


Eighth 
Exami 


Refused. 


Chicago Veterinary College, 


20 


10 


2 












5 


College of Physicians and Surgeons, . 




















Oolumhia \ eterinary College, • 




















Cornell University, ..... 


11 


10 
















Correspondence School, .... 


13 
















13 


Or&nd l^dpids "Veterinary College, . 


5 




3 














Harvard Medical School, 


1 


1 
















Harvard \ eterinary School, ... 


7 


6 


1 














Indiana Veterinary School, . . . 






1 














Iowa State College, ..... 




1 
















I^ansas City \ eterinary College, . . 


2 


2 
















Laval Veterinary College, 


1 


1 
















McGill University, 


4 


3 
















McKillip Veterinary College, . 


8 


4 


1 








1 




2 


National Veterinary College, . 


1 


















New York American Veterinary College, 


7 


6 














1 


New York State Veterinary College, 


4 


4 


















23 


10 


3 












10 


Ohio State University, .... 


9 


9 
















Ontario Veterinary College, . 


39 


15 


3 


3 






1 


1 


16 


Royal Sui>erior Veterinary College, 
Naples. 

Royal Veterinary College, England, 


1 


1 
















1 


















Terre Haute Veterinary College, . 


1 


















United States College 


6 


2 














4 


University of Pennsylvania, . 


36 


29 


3 






1 






3 


Totals 


204 


118 


19 


4 




2 


2 


1 


57 



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^TTERIXARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



For the purpose of convenience the ''correspondence 
school" is listed as a school, although it is not chartered and 
has no right to issue degrees. It is to be noted that 13 men, 
graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinary medi- 
cine, yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any 
knowledge of veterinary science. The result shows the 
absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by 
correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to 
send out literature describing its efficiency and success, 
holding out the promise to credulous persons that by study- 
ing its courses they "^-ill be fully prepared to practice vet- 
erinary medicine, giving them a diploma which represents 
them as graduates from a regular school, and from which the 
word ''correspondence" is intentionally omitted. It is to be 
regetted that the United States mail authorities do not refuse 
the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

Circular 150-C, issued October, 1913, by the United States 
Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry, is of 
interest in this connection. It reads: — 

The following Kst of accredited veterinarj^ colleges, graduates of 
which are ehgible for the ci^dl-service examination for the position of 
veterinan' inspector in the United States Department of Agriculture, 
Bureau of Animal Industr]»% is hereby" approved in lieu of that pub- 
hshed in Regulation XXR' of Bureau of Animal Industrj^ Circular 
150, ''Regulations Governing Entrance to the Veterinary Inspector 
Examination," and in Heu of the re\ised list pubUshed in Bineau of 
Animal Industry Circular 150-B : ^ — 

Alabama Poh-techme Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Chicago Veterinary- College. 
Cincinnati Veterinary- CoUege. 

Colorado State College, Di%-ision of Veterinary Medicine. 
George Washington University, College of Veterinary- Medicine. 
Grand Rapids Veterinary- CoUege. - 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State CoUege, Di^-ision of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas City Veterinary CoUege. 

Kansas State Agricultural CoUege, Veterinary Department. 
McKillip Veterinary CoUege. 



1 This list is subject to change. The failure of any coll^ to comply with the provisioiis 
of the regulations vdll necessitate removal from the list. 

2 To include onl\- those graduates who have pursued the study of veterinary medicine at 
this college or in some other accredited college for three years. 



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Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York- American Veterinary College. 
New York State Veterinary College. 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
St. Joseph Veterinary College, i 
San Francisco Veterinary College. 
State College of Washington, Veterinary Department. 
Terre Haute Veterinary College. 
United States College of Veterinary Surgeons. 2 
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 
University of Toronto, Ontario Veterinary College, to include only those grad- 
uated during or prior to 1897. 

Graduates of the following-named colleges which are not now in 
session will be admitted to examinations: — 

American Veterinary College, New York, N. Y. 

Colimibia Veterinary College, New York, N. Y. 

Colimibian University, Veterinary School, Washington, D. C. 

Harvard University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Boston, Mass. 

McGill University, Veterinary Department, Montreal, Can. 

National Veterinary College, Washington, D. C. 

Graduates of the following-named foreign colleges will be admitted 
to examinations : — 

Glasgow Veterinary College, Glasgow, Scot. 
Royal Veterinary College, London, Eng. 
Royal Veterinary College of Ireland, Dublin, Ire. 
Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh, Scot. • 
The New Veterinary College, Liverpool, Eng. 
Veterinary College of Lemberg, Austria. 

University of Melbourne, Veterinary School, Melbourne, Australia. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against 7 individuals for practicing veterinary medicine il- 
legally, 2 of whom have been referred to the District Police 
for prosecution. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows : — 



^ Matricvilates of 1910, in addition to the regular course, will be required to take one year's 
additional instruction at this college. Graduates prior to 1914 will be required to have had 
one year's practice and to take an additional year's instruction at this college. 

* Graduates of 1910 and 1911 will be required to present a certificate showing attendance 
for an additional session at this or some other accredited veterinary college. 



Form C, fees at $15, 



$75 00 



Total, 



$75 00 



10 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. [Jan. 1920. 



The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 



Salaries and traveling expenses of members, .... $654 60 

Investigating complaints, 48 63 

Stenography and typewriting, 42 75 

Printing and postage, 51 24 

Miscellaneous, 57 43 



Total, $854 65 



Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary, 
GEO. P. PENNIMAN. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 



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Public Document 



No. 72 



Cf)c Gommontoealtf) of 03a00acf)U0ett$ 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THH 

Board of Registeatiox in Veterinaey 
Medicine 

FOK THE 

Year ending November 30, 1920 



Division' of Registration 
Dep.^rtmext of Civil SEmacE and Registration 




BOSTON 

WRIGHT <i: POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 



Public Document 



No. 72 



CI)e Commontoealtl) of 9^a00acf)U0ett0 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOAED OF EEGISTRATION IN VETERINAEY 

Medicine 

FOR THE 

Year ending November 30, 1920 



Divisiox OF Registratiox 




I 



BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 



Publication of this Document 

appkoved by the 
Supervisor of Administration. 



MEMBERS 



Massachusetts Board of Eegisteatiox in 
Veterinary Medicine. 

1920, 



LAXGDOX FROTHIXGILill, JI.D.V., Chairman, Boston. 
ELMER W. BABSOX, M.D.V., Secretary, . Gloucester. 

LESTER H. HOWARD, D.V.S., .... Boston. 
GEORGE P. PEXXIMAX, D.V.S., . Worcester. 

THOMAS E. 1L\L0XEY, V.S., .... F.vll River. 



Cj)e Commontoealtf) of ^a^mtbnmt^ 



Department of Civil Service and Registration, 
State House, Boston, Jan. 13, 1921. 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. 

Gentlemen: — The Director of Registration in the De- 
partment of Civil Service and Registration, Division of 
Registration, submits herewith the report of the Board of 
Registration in Veterinary Medicine, which report is to be 
published separately from the general report of the Director 
of Registration. 

Respectfully, 



WILLIAM S. BRIRY, 

Director of Registration. 



Cfte Commontoealtf) of ^a0sacftu0etts 



EEPORT. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1920. 

To William S. Briry, Director of Registration. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
249 of the Acts of 1903, the Board of Registration in Veteri- 
nary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1920. 

Six persons have applied for registration during the year, 
all but one of whom have been examined; also one person 
has been re-examined who had been examined previous to 
this year. All but one of this number were graduates of 
veterinary schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary 
medicine, and the nongraduate failed to appear for examina- 
tion. 

The number of individuals examined this year is six, and 
the results are given in the following table: — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Refused. 


July examination, 


6 


6 





The following men successfully passed our examinations 
during the year : — 



Name. 


Graduate of — 


Dowling, Edmund M. Charles, 
Fincher, Myron Gustin, .... 
Lentz, John Beckley, .... 
Marsh, Herbert Edward, 
Pierce, James D wight, .... 
Youmans, Ray Sedric, .... 


United States College of Veterinary Surgery. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell. 

University of Pennsylvania. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell. 

Chicago Veterinary College. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell. 



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VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 491 
certificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held eight meetings, and 
an examination on July 8 and 9. It has also held two con- 
ferences with the Director of the Division of Registration. 

At the request of the Division of Civil Service the Board 
rated an applicant for the position of veterinarian to the 
Division of Animal Industry. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose by the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, is 
issued on the receipt of this application. Tickets are also 
issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examination if 
applied for three days before the date of examination. By 
a rule of the Board, examinations are held twice annually, in 
June and in November. The law requires that these exami- 
nations shall be wholly or in part in writing, in the English 
language, and shall be of a scientific and practical character. 
They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physi- 
ology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, 
diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia medica and 
veterinary dentistry, and shall be sufficiently thorough to 
test the applicant's fitness to practice veterinary medicine. 
There is usually an average of eight questions in each sub- 
ject, and the answer to each question is marked on a scale 
of to 100. The applicant's general average is then com- 
puted, and if it falls below 70 per cent he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the 
name of the applicant is unknown to any examiner, with the 
exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a 
number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 37 examinations. 

The following table gives a list of the schools from which 
the registrants were graduated, and the results of their ex- 
aminations. It also shows the results of the examinations 
taken by applicants who were refused registration, and by 
nongraduates : — 



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Registered as Result of 










a 
o 


a 
o 


a 
o 


a 

o 


a 

o 


o 


o 
••3 












a 




eS 
_C 


.2 








s 

i 

H 


First 
Exami 


Second 

ExiUni 


S 

1^ 


1 ^'1 


5 


r 2 

1 


~ =3 


13 
O 
«> 
3 

1 


Chicago Veterinary College, . 


20 


10 


2 


2 


1 


1 


~ 




4 


College of Physicians and Surgeons, 


1 


















Columbia Veterinary College, 




















Cornell University 


11 


10 














1 


Correspondence School, .... 


13 
















13 


Grand Rapids Veterinarj- College, 


5 


1 


3 












1 


Harvard Medical School, 




1 
















Harvard Veterinary School, . 


7 


6 
















Indiana Veterinary School, 


1 




1 














Iowa State College, 




















Kansas City Veterinary College, . 


2 


2 
















Laval Veterinary College, 


1 


1 
















McGill University 


4 


3 


1 














MeKillip Veterinary College, . 


8 


4 


1 










_ 


2 


National Veterinary College, . 


1 


1 
















New York American Veterinary College, 


7 


6 














1 


New York State Veterinary College, 


7 


7 
















Nongraduates, 


23 


10 


3 












10 


Ohio State University, .... 


9 


9 
















Ontario Veterinary College, 


39 


15 


3 


3 






1 




16 


Royal Superior Veterinary College, 
Naples. 

Royal Veterinary College, England, 


1 


1 
















Terre Haute Veterinary College, . 




















United States College 




3 














4 


University of Pennsj'lvania, . 


37 


30 


3 












3 


Totals 


209 


123 


19 


5 


1 


o 


2 


1 : 


56 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence 
school" is listed as a school, although it is not chartered and 
has no right to issue degrees. It is to be noted that 13 men, 
graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinary 
medicine, yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any 
knowledge of veterinary science. The result shows the 
absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by 



10 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to 
send out literature describing its efficiency and success, 
holding out the promise to credulous persons that by study- 
ing its courses they will be fully prepared to practice veteri- 
nary medicine, giving them a diploma Avhich represents them 
as graduates from a regular school, and from which the 
word "correspondence" is intentionally omitted. It is to be 
regretted that the United States mail authorities do not 
refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

According to the records of the American Veterinary Medical 
Association, the following veterinary colleges have discontinued 
during the past year: — 

Chicago Veterinary College. 
Cincinnati Veterinary College. 
McKillip Veterinary College. 

Only the first of these three institutions was recognized by 
this association. This association recommends for approval 
the following veterinary colleges for the ensuing year : — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 
Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York College at New York. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 
State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary 
Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against seven individuals for practicing veterinary medicine 
illegally, one of w^hom has been referred to the district 
police for prosecution. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows: — 



1921.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 72. 11 

Form C, fees at $15, $105 00 

Total, $105 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members, .... $685 33 

Investigating complaints, 36 95 

Stenography and typewriting, 35 25 

Printing and postage, 25 73 

Miscellaneous, 32 07 

Total, $815 33 



Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman, 
ELMER W. BABSOX, Secretary. 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



©Iff Olnmituittm^aUlf MnsBnt^uBtttB 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BoAED OF Registration in Yeterinaey 
Medicine 

FOR THE 

Year ending November 30, 1921 



Division of Registration' 
Department of Civil Service and Registration 




BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 



Public Document 



No. 72 



Qlnmmnttuj^altlf nf JHaBaarijUHrttB 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOAED OF REGISTEATION IN YETEEINAEY 

Medicine 

FOR THE 

Year ending November 30, 1921 



Dmsiox OF Registratiox 
; Department of Civil Service and Registration ; H A/r^>^/U^^ 




BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 



MAR 17 1922 



Publication of this Document 

approved by the 
Supervisor of Administration. 



2> 



MEMBERS 

OF THE 

Massachusetts Boakd of Eegistration in 
Veterinary Medicine. 

1921. 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M.D.V., Chairman Boston. 
ELMER W. BABSON, M.D.V., Secretanj . . Gloucester. 

LESTER H. HOWARD, D.V.S Boston. 

GEORGE P. PENXIMAN, D.V.S. . . . Worcester. 
THOMAS E. MALONEY, V.S Fall River. 



To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. 

Gentlemen : — The Director of Registration in the De- 
partment of Civil Service and Registration, Division of 
Registration, submits herewith the report of the Board of 
Registration in Veterinary Medicine, which report is to be 
pubHshed separately from the general report of the Director 
of Registration. 

Respectfully, 



Jan. 1, 1921. 



WILLIAM F. CRAIG, 

Director of Registration. 



\ 



REPORT. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1921. 

To William F. Craig, Director of Registration. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 
112 of the General Laws, the Board of Registration in Veteri- 
nary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 
1921. 

Six persons have applied for registration during the year, 
all of whom have been examined; also one person has been 
re-examined who had applied for registration previous to this 
year. All of these applicants were graduates of veterinary 
schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is eight, and 
the results are given in the following table : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


Refused. 


July examination 


6 


5 


1 




2 


2 




Totals 


8 


7 


1 



The following men successfully passed our examinations 
during the year: — 



Name. 



Graduate of 



Bartlett, Fred LaGrange 
Blakely, Chester Lav.Tcnce 
Briggs, Frederick Loring 
Daniels, Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Russell, Alden Hesseltine 
Schneider, Rudolph Henry . 
Way, Cassius .... 



Chicago Veterinary College. 

Harvard Veterinary School. 

United States College of Veterinary Surgery. 

University of Pennsylvania. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell. 

University of Pennsylvania. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell. 



s 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 190-4, 498 
certificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held nine meetings and 
two examinations. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose by the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of S15. A ticket of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, 
is issued on the receipt of this application. Tickets are also 
issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examination if 
applied for three days before the date of examination. By 
a rule of the Board, examinations are held twice annually, 
in June and in November. The law requires that these 
examinations shall be wholly or in part in writing, in the 
English language, and shall be of a scientific and practical 
character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, 
surgery, physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, 
bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia 
medica and veterinary dentistry, and shall be sufficiently 
thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice veterinary 
medicine. There is usually an average of eight questions in 
each subject, and the answer to each question is marked on 
a scale of to 100. The applicant's general average is then 
computed, and if it falls below 70 per cent, he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the 
name of the applicant is unknown to any examiner, with the 
exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a 
number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 39 examinations. 

The following table gives a list of the schools from which 
the registrants were graduated, and the results of their 
examinations. It also shows the results of the examinations 
taken by applicants who were refused registration, and by 
nongraduates : — 



1922.] 



FOLIC DOCOIEXT — Xo. 72. 



9 







Registered as Reso.t of 










o 




o 


|i 1^ 1 


o 








St 

c 


i\ 


S3 
C 




c 






1 


1 






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- = 








i 

J 




'JL 




— 


— 




a 


1 

1 




21 


10 


3 


2 


1 


1 


- 




4 


College of PhvsicifiDs Surgeons 




















Ooluxnl)i& V'eterinsry College 


1 


1 
















Cornell tTniver^itv 


13 


12 














1 


Correspondence School .... 


13 
















13 


Grand Rapids Veterinary College . 


5 


1 


3 












1 


Harvard iledical School .... 


1 


1 
















Harvard Veterinarv School 


8 


7 


1 














Indiana Veterinarv School 


1 


- 


1 














Iowa State College .... 


1 


1 
















Kansas City Veterinarv College 


2 


2 
















Laval Veterinary* College • 


, 


1 
















McGill XTniver^itv 


4 


3 


1 
















8 


4 


1 




- 


- 


1 




2 


National Veterinary College 


1 


1 
















New York American Veterinarj- College 


7 


6 














1 


New York State Veterinarv College 


7 


7 


















23 


10 


3 












10 


Ohio State XTniversitv .... 


9 


9 
















Ontario ^ etennary College 


39 


15 


3 


3 






1 


1 


16 


Royal Superior Veterinary College, 
Naples. 

RoyaJ Veterinary College, England 


1 
1 


1 


1 














Terre Haute Veterinary College 


1 


1 
















United States College .... 


8 


4 














4 


University of Pennsylvania 


39 


32 


3 






1 




3 






129 


20 


5 


1 




2 


1 


i 56 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence 
school" is listed as a school, although it is not chartered and 
has no right to issue degrees. It is to be noted that 13 men. 
graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinary medi- 
cine, yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any 
knowledge of veterinary science. The result shows the 



10 



VETERINARY :\IEDICIXE. 



[Jan. 



absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by 
correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to 
send out literature describing its efficiency and success, hold- 
ing out the promise to credulous persons that by studying 
its courses they will be fully prepared to practice veterinary 
medicine, giving them a diploma which represents them as 
graduates from a regular school, and from which the word 
"correspondence" is intentionally omitted. It is to be re- 
gretted that the United States mail authorities do not refuse 
the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

According to the records of the American Veterinary Medi- 
cal Association, the following veterinary colleges have dis- 
continued during the past two years: — 

Chicago Veterinar}^ College. 
Cincinnati Veterinary College. 
^McKillip Veterinarj' College. 

Only the first of these three institutions was recognized by 
this association. This association recommends for approval 
the following veterinary colleges for the ensuing year : — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Di\dsion of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinarj^ College. 

Iowa State CoUege, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary ^ledicine. 
L'Ecole de ^Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de ^Montreal. 
^Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinarj'' Science. 
Xew York CoUege at New York. 

Xew York State Veterinary CoUege at Cornell University. 
Ohio State University, CoUege of Veterinary IMedicine. 
Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 
State CoUege of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 
Texas Agricultural and ^Mechanical CoUege, School of Veterinary 
Medicine. 

Universit\' of Pennsj'lvania, School of Veterinarj^ Medicine. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against five individuals for practicing veterinary medicine 
illegally. 

In June, 1921, a conference on bovine tuberculosis eradica- 
tion was held at the State House, Boston, by the Bureau of 



1922.] PUBLIC DOCOIEXT — Xo. 72. 



11 



Animal Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, 
and the Massachusetts Di\'ision of Animal Industry, together 
with the Massachusetts Veterinary Association. To this 
conference all the representative veterinarians of New Eng- 
land were invited, many of whom attended, all the States 
being represented. During the conference, on account of the 
overlapping of the tuberculin test work of private veteri- 
narians, the question of registration of veterinarians in the 
New England States was introduced. It was thought de- 
sirable that an arrangement be made whereby a veterinarian 
registered in one State would secure registration thereby in 
all. During the winter this Board contemplates joining the 
other New England Boards in conference, seeking a plan 
agreeable to all, and arranging for legislation to be simul- 
taneously introduced the following year in the various State 
Legislatures. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have 
been paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been 
as follows: — 



Form C, fees at SI 5 S90 00 

Total S90 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members .... S694 16 

Investigating complaints 10 21 

Stenography and tj-pewriting 67 25 

Printing and postage 25 17 

Miscellaneous 89 68 

Total S886 47 



Respectfully submitted, 

THOS. E. :MAL0XEY, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSOX. Secretary. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 
G. P. PEXXIMAX. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



Cfie Commontoealtft ot 90a00acftu0ettj5 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Board of Registration in Veterinary 
Medicine 

FOR THE 

Year ending November 30, 1922 



Division of Registration 
Department of Civil Service and Registration 




BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 



Public Document 



No. 72 



Cfte Commontoealtl) of 99a00aci)U0ett0 

ANNUAL BEPORT 

OF THE 

BoAED OP Registration in Veterinary 
Medicine 

FOR THE 

Year ending November 30, 1922 



Division of Registration 
T. : : Department of Civil Service and Registration ; '^^.t.^-j^..^^^^^^ 




BOSTON 

AYRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 



^3 



Publication of this Document 
approved by the 
Commission on Administration and Finance. 



3 



Cbe CommontoealtJ) of ^a00ac{)U0etti8!» 



To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. 

Gentlemex: — The Director of Registration in the Depart- 
ment of Civil Service and Registration, Division of Registra- 
tion, submits herewith the report of the Board of Registration 
in Veterinary Medicine, which report is to be pubhshed sepa- 
rately from the general report of the Director of Registration. 

Respectfully, 



Jax. 1, 1923. 



W. F. CRAIG, 
Director of Registration. 



Oc Commontoealtf) of Massachusetts. 



REPORT. 



Board of Registration' ix Veterixart Medictxe, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1922. 

To TTiLLi-^M F. Cr-UG, Director of Registration. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 
of the General Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary 
Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal year 1922. 

Seven persons have applied for registration during the year, 
all but one of whom have been examined; also one person has 
been re-examined who had applied for registration previous 
to this year. All of these applicants were graduates of veteri- 
nary schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medi- 
cine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is seven, and 
the results are given in the following table : — 





Es.im:^ei. 


Rcg-literei. 


Ref'os^i. 


June examinstioa ....... 


4 


3 


1 


November examination 


3 




1 


Totals 




•5 





The following men successfully passed our examinations 
during the year. 



Name . 


Graduate of — 


Huse, Gordon Bancroft .... 


Ohio State University. 


McCarthy, Charles Frands .... 


United States College of Veterinary Surgery. 


Redfeam, Ernest Eto^^ .... 


Mifftiig^n State Agricultural College. 


Stamen, Harry Clu^ice .... 


Ohio State University. 


Wells, John Raymond 


University of Pennsylvania. 



6 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 503 cer- 
tificates of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held seven meetings and two 
examinations. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for 
examination must be made upon blanks furnished for this 
purpose by the secretary, and returned to him at least three 
days before the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of S15. A ticket of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, 
is issued on the receipt of this application. Tickets are also 
issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examination if 
applied for three days before the date of examination. By a 
rule of the Board, examinations are held twice annually, in 
June and in November. The law requires that these examina- 
tions shall be wholly or in part in writing, in the English 
language, and shall be of a scientific and practical character. 
They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physiology, 
animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis 
and practice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary 
dentistry, and shall be sufficiently thorough to test the appli- 
cant's fitness to practice veterinary medicine. There is usually 
an average of eight questions in each subject, and the answer 
to each question is marked on a scale of to 100. The appli- 
cant's general average is then computed, and if it falls below 
70 per cent he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name 
of the applicant is unknown to any examiner, with the excep- 
tion of the secretary. Each examination book bears a number, 
upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 41 examinations. 

The following table gives a list of the schools from which 
the registrants were graduated, and the results of the exami- 
nations taken by applicants who were refused registration, and 
by nongraduates : — 



1923.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — Xo. 72. 7 







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22 


10 


3 


2 


1 


1 








Oollc^G of Plij'Sici&ns 3iicl Sur^Gons 


I 
















1 


Columbia. \ ctcrinary 0oll6g6 




1 
















Comdl X/ Diversity ..... 


13 


12 
















Correspondence Scbool .... 


13 
















lo 




5 


1 


3 














X±tXl\cH\X -.'XtrU. 1 *j\^lx\J\Ji .... 


1 


1 
















Haxvsrd ^ eterinary School 


g 


7 


1 














Xncii^n^ "\ eterinaxy School 




_ 


1 














XKJna Ot-tltC V--Vlli.tr^C ..... 




1 
















^^nsas City "\ eterinary College 




2 
















I>aval ^ eterinary College . . . • . 




1 




















3 


1 














^XcXvilli|!!) \ etennarj' College 




4 


1 


_ 




_ 


1 




2 






1 
















National ^ eterinnry College 




1 
















^ ev^ \ ork .A.merican ^ eterinary College 




6 
















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->t;W ±KJLJ\, OUclUC > Cltri H-ldl ^ \_.'^llCgC . 




7 


















23 


10 


3 












10 


Oliio State X^niversity .... 




11 
















Ontario ^ eterina,ry College 


39 


13 


3 


3 




- 




1 


16 


Royal Superior \ eterinary College, Naples 


\ 


1 
















Royal Veterinary College, England . 




















Terre Haute Veterinary College 




1 












- 




United States College .... 


9 


4 


1 












4 


University of Pennsylvania 


40 


33 


3 






1 






3 


Totals 


222 


133 


21 


5 


1 ■ 


2 


2 


1 


57 



For the purpose of convenience the ''correspondence school 
is listed as a school, although it is not chartered and has no 
right to issue degrees. It is to be noted that 13 men, gradu- 
ates of this school, have been examined, who assumed that 
they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, 
yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge 




8 



VETERINARY MEDICINE. 



[Jan. 



of veterinary science. The result shows the absolute imprac- 
ticability of teaching veterinary medicine by correspondence 
This school uses the mails extensively to send out literatur 
describing its efficiency and success, holding out the promise 
to credulous persons that by studying its courses they will be 
fully prepared to practice veterinary medicine, giving them a 
diploma which represents them as graduates from a regular 
school, and from which the word "correspondence" is inten- 
tionally omitted. It is to be regretted that the United States 
mail authorities do not refuse the use of the mails to this and 
similar schools. 

According to the records of the American Veterinary Medical 
Association, the following veterinary colleges have discontinued 
during the past two years: — 

Chicago Veterinary College. 
Cincinnati Veterinary CoUege. 
McKillip Veterinary College. 

Only the first of these three institutions was recognized by 
this association. This association recommends for approval 
the following veterinary colleges for the ensuing year : — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Di\4sion of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary CoUege. 

Iowa State College, Di^dsion of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 
Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York College at New York. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinarj^ Medicine. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints 
against four individuals for practicing veterinary medicine 
illegally. 



1923.] PUBLIC DOCUIViENT — Xo. 72. 9 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been 
1 paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as 
follows: — 

Form C, fees at $15 $90 00 

Total $90 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members $678 73 

Investigating complaints 32 89 

Stenograph}^ and type\NTiting 57 00 

Printing and postage 25 01 

Miscellaneous 16 05 

Total $809 68 

Respectfully submitted, 

LAXGDOX FROTHIXGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSOX, Secretary. 
THOS. E. MALOXEY. 
G. P. PEXXIMAX. 
Ik. LESTER H. HOWARD. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



Cfte Commontoealtf) of 9@a0sacl)U0ett0 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



BOAED OF REGISTEATION IN VETEEINAEY 

Medicine 

FOR THE 

Year ending November 30, 1923 



Division of Registration 
Department of Civil Service and Registration ; ^■^t''>""t^-c^,-^ 




PCBLICATIOX OF THIS DOCUMENT APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION ON ADMINISTRATION AND FiXANCK 



K 



Cfie Commotttoealt!) of ^a^mthmtm 



Members^of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Veterinary 

Medicine, 1923. 

Langdox Frothixgham, M.D.V., Chairman, Boston. 
Elmer Babsox, M.D.V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
Lester H. Howard^ D.V.S., Boston. 
Thomas E. Maloxey, V.S., Fall River. 
George P. Pexximax^ D.V.S., AVorcester. 



Cj)e CommontoealtJ) of ^a^mcbnmt$ 



REPORT. 



Board op Registratiox ix Veterixary Medicixe, M 
Secretary's Office^ Dec. 15, 1923. I 

To William F. Craig, Director of Registration. ^ 
Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual re- 
port for the fiscal year 1923. 

Four persons have applied for registration during the year, all but one of 
whom have been examined. All of these applicants were graduates of veterinary 
schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is three, and the results are 
given in the following table : — 





Examined. 


Registered. 


June examination 

Totals 


3 




3 


3 



The f oUowing men successfully passed our examinations during the year : — 







Graduate of — 


O'Malley. Gt-raid Fiai-cis 
Watt, "^ohn "rVniiani . 




Ontario Veterinary College. 
Ohio State University. 
Ontario Veterinary College. 



P.D.72 't^B 3 

Since the organization of the Boardj^Jan. 1, 1904, 506 certificates of registra- 
tion have been issued, 

Du^-ing the year the Board has held six meetings and one examination. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for examination must be 
made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned to 
him at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed and 
accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an examination, show- 
ing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on the receipt of this applica- 
tion. Tickets are also issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re-examination 
if applied for three days before the date of examination. By a ruling of the 
Board, examinations are held twice annually, in June and in November. The 
law requires that these examinations shall be whollj' or in part in writing, in the 
English language, and shall be of a scientific and practical character. They shall 
include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, 
pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia medica and 
veterinary dentistry, and shall be sufficiently thorough to test the applicant's fit- 
ness to practice veterinary medicine. There is usually an average of eight ques- 
tions in each subject, and the answer to each question is marked on a scale of 
to 100. The applicant's general average is then computed, and if it falls be- 
low 70 per cent he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name of the applicant is 
unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each examina- 
tion book bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 42 examinations. 

The following table gives a list of the schools from which the registrants were 
graduated, and the results of the examinations taken by applicants who were 
refused registration, and by nongraduates : — 



Registered as Result of — 







a 

o 


c" 

o 


c" 
o 


c 
o 


d 
o 


c 
o 


c 
o 








1^ 


03 


cS 




c3 


03 










c 


c 


c 


1 


c 


a 


03 

a 






<B 

a 
S 

y. 


s 


8^ 


hird 

Exami 


ourth 
Exami 


ifth 
Exami 


Bventh 
Exami 


ighth 
Exami 


.efused. 








■Jl 


H 


fa 










Chicago Veterinary College 




22 


19 


3 


2 


1 


1 






5 


College of Physicians & Surgeons 




1 
















1 


Columbia Veterinary College 




1 


1 




















13 


12 














1 


Correspondence School .... 




13 
















13 


Grand Rapids Veterinary College 




5 


1 


3 












1 


Harvard Medical School .... 




1 


1 
















Harvard Veterinary School .... 




8 


7 


1 














Indiana Veterinary School .... 




1 




1 


















1 


1 
















Kansas City Veterinary College . 




2 


2 




















1 


1 




















4 


3 
















McKillip Veterinary College 




8 


4 


1 








1 




2 


Michigan State Agricultural College 




1 


1 
















National Veterinary College 




1 


1 
















New York American Veterinary College 




7 


6 
















New York State Veterinary College 




7 


7 




















23 


10 


3 












10 






12 


12 




















41 


17 


3 


3 






1 


1 


16 


Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples 




1 


1 
















Royal Veterinary College, England 




1 




1 














Terre Haute Veterinary College . 




1 


1 




















9 


4 


1 












4 


University of Pennsylvania 




40 


33 


3 






1 






3 


Totals 


225 


136 


21 


5 




2 


2 


1 


57 



-CI 1 P D. 72 

For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it is not chartered and has no right to issue degrees. It is to be 
noted that 13 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
tliat they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet failed bv 
our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. The re- 
sult shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by corre- 
spondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send out literature describ- 
ing its efficiency and success, holding out the promise to credulous persons that 
by studying its courses they will be fully prepared to practice veterinary medi- 
cine, giving them a diploma which represents them as graduates from a regular 
school, and from which the word "correspondence" is intentionally omitted. It 
is to be regretted that the United States mail authorities do not refuse the use 
of the mails to this and similar schools. 

The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends for approval the 
following veterinarj^ colleges : — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 
Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York College at New York. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints against six individuals 
for practicing veterinary medicine illegally, one of whom was referred to the 
State Police, and the result was a fine of $50.00. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 



treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows : — 
Form C, fees at $15 $60 00 

Total $60 00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members $644 31 

Investigating complaints 17 98 

Stenography and typewriting 51 25 

Printing and postage 31 02 

Miscellaneous 19 17 

Total $763 73 

Respectfully submitted, 



LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary. 

THOS. E. MALONEY. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 



PubUc Document Uo, 72 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Board of Registration in Veterinary 

Medicine 



FOR THE 



Year Ending >^ovember 30, 1924 



Division of Registration. 
, /U^^t^, ; Department of Civil Service and Registration ; ^^vv-^^^o^rvu. 




MEMBERS OF THE. MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION 
IN VElTERINAfe^^lSgl^ 1924 

Langdon Frothingham, M.D.V., Chairman, Boston. 
Elmer W. Babson, M.D.V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
Lester H. Howard, D.V.S., Boston. 
Thomas E. Maloney, V.S., Fall River. 
George P. Penniman^ D.V.S., Worcester. 



REPORT. 



Board of Registration ix Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1924. 

To William F. Craig, Director of Registration. 

Sir : — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1924. 

Five persons have applied for registration during the year, all of whom have 
been examined. One person has been examined who applied for registration 
previous to this year, and also one person was re-examined. All of these 
applicants were graduates of veterinary schools authorized to confer degrees in 
veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is seven, and the results are 
given in the following table : — 

r.oiprsdorf. Otto W Examined. Registered. 

October examination o 5 

November examination 1 1 

Totals 1 1 

7 7 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: — 

Name Gradiiate of — 

Beirsdorf. Otto W Chicago Veterinary School 

Hopper. Earle B N. Y. State Vet. College 

.^akemr^n, Ilayry Wesl^v , , University of Pennsylvania 

r>Iimnaii>?L .i(.hn Joseph University of Pennsylvania 

PyL^, Norman Jauies ■ University of Pennsylvania 

f^f-weil, Kobert Henry Kansas City Veterinary Colle^re 

Westerberg, H^rmfrn Philip Ontario Veterinary College 

Since the orga-iization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 513 certificates of registra- 
tion have been issued. 

Duri.iig 'he year ^"he Boarti l>c^c held seven meetings and three examinations. 
Ths Board has also actsd as special examiners for the Civil Service Commission, 
examining applicants for the position of veterinarian to the Board of Animal 
Industry. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned 
to him at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed 
and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an examination, 
showing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on the receipt of this 
application. Tickets are also issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re- 
examination if applied for three days before the date of examination. By a 
ruling of the Board, examinations are held twice annually, in June and in 
November. The law requires that these examinations shall be wholly or in 
part in writing, in the English language, and shall be of scientific and practical 
character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physiology, 
animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistrs^, and shall be sufficiently 



inorough to test the applicant's fitness tOT^ractice veterinary medicine. There is 
usually an average of eight questions i^-'each subject, and the answer to each 
question is marked on a scale of to 100. The applicant's general average is 
then computed, and if it falls below 70 per cent he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name of the applicant 
is unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each ex- 
amination book bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 45 examinations. 

The following table gives a list of the scho'bls from which the registrants were 
graduated, and the results of the examinations taken by applicants who were 
refused registration, and by non-graduates : — 



Registered as Result of- 



SB 

a; 



gl II II I 



Chica^'o yett*rinai\v C<>lle<re 2.":! 

Colloire of Physicians & Surj^eons 1 

Columbia Veterinary College 1 

Cornell University IH 

Correspondence School 13 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College ."» 

Harvard Medical School 1 

Harvard Veterinary School 8 

Indiana Veterinary School 1 

Iowa State College 1 

Kansas City Veterinary College 3 

Laval Veterinary College 1 

McGill University 4 

McKillip Veterinary College 8 

Michigan State Agricultural College 1 

National A'etei'inary College 1 

New York American Veterinary College 7 

New York State Veterinary College 8 

Noneraduates 23 

Ohio State University 12 

'^nta^-io Vet'^riuary College 42 

Royal Superior Veterinary College. Naples 1 

Royal Veterinary College, England 1 

Terre Haute Veterinary College 1 

United States College 9 

University of Pennsylvania 43 

Totals 232 



l-_-____ 

3 i-_____ 

4 1- --1. - 2 
1 ___ ____ 

f>-----Il 

8------- 

10 3 ----- 10 

12 - -- -- -- 

18 3 3 - - 1 1 IG 
l-______ 

_1______ 

41-----4 
36 3 -- 1 --3 
142 21 6 1 2 2 1 57 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it is not chartered and has no right to issue degrees. It is to 
be noted that 13 men. graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper traininsr in veterinary medicine, yet failed by 
our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. The result 
shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by corres- 
pondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send out literature describ- 
ing its et^ciency and success, holding out the promise to credulous persons that 
by studying its courses they will be fully prepared to practice veterinary medi- 
cine, giving them a diploma which represents them as graduates from a regular 
school, and from which the word "correspondence" is intentionally omitted. It 
is to be regretted that the United States mail authorities do not refuse *he use 
of the mails to this and similar schools. 

The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends for approval tlie 
following veterinaiy colleges : — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kan5^as Slate Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
L'Ecole de INIedieine Veterinaire.. University de Montreal. 
Michigan Agricultural College. Division of Veterinary Science. 
Xew York College at New York. 



New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 

Texas Agi-icultnral and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medieine. ' 

During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against eight 
individuals for practicing veterinary medicine illegally. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: — 



Form C, fees at $15 $90.00 



Total $90.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members $700.28 

Investigating complaints 18.23 

Stenography and typewriting 52.50 

Printing and postage 36.55 

Miscellaneous 16.87 



Total $824.43 



Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 



Public Document Na 



Clje Commontoealtl) of JHasisiacljusettfi; 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Board of Registration in 
Veterinary Medicine 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30, 1925 



Division of Registration 



yUiAA/,\ Department op Civil Service and Registration'. ^ ^vv-t^t-.^..^ 




1 



Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
150 2-26 Order 4123 



€iit CommontDealtt of Jllastsiaciittsettfii 



MEMBERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE, 1925 

Langdon Frothingham, M! D. V., Chairman, Boston. 
Elmer W. Babson, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
Lester H. Howard, D. V. S., Boston. 
Thomas E. Maloney, V. S., Fall River. 
George P. Penniman, D. V. S., Worcester. 



REPORT. 



Board of Rexjistration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1925. 

To William F. Craig, Director of Registration. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1925. 

Five persons have applied for registration during the year, three of whom 
have been examined. All of these applicants were graduates of veterinary 
schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is three, and the results are 
given in the following table: — 

Examined. Registered. ^ 
June examination 3 3 M 



Totals 3 3 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: — 

Name. Graduate of — 

Cunningham, James Joseph University of Pennsylvania 

Garbutt, Raymond Jesup New York State Vet. College 

Smith, Franklin DuBois New York State Vet. College 

Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 516 certificates of regis- 
tration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held five meetings and one examination. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned 
to him at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed 
and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an examination, 
showing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on the receipt of this 
application. Tickets are aho issued lo rejected applicants entitled to a re- 
examir-ation if applied for three fiays before the date of examination. By a 
ruling 0^ the Beard, examinations are held twice annually, in June and in 
November. The law requires that these examinations shall be wholly or in 
part in writing, in the .English language, and shall be of a scientific and prac- 
tical character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physi- 
ology, animal parasites, obstetrics, patholo^^y, bacteriology, diagnosis and prac- 
tice, therapeutics, ixi uteris medica and veterinary dentistry, and shall be suffi- 
ciently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice veterinary medicine. 
There is usually an average of eight questions in each subject, and the answer 
to each question is marked on a scale of to 100. The applicant's general 
average is then computed, and if it falls below 70 per cent, he is rejected. 



In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name of the applicant 
is unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each exam- 
ination book bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his rating-. 

Since its organization the Board has held 46 examinations. 

The following table g"ives a list of the schools from which the registrants 
were graduated, and the results of the examinations taken by applicants who 
were refused registration, and by non-graduates: — 

Registered as Result of — 



I -ol ^1 5W M ^1 5w 
^ ^ 1, t S ? 



Chicago Veterinary College 23 

College of Physicians & Surgeons 1 

Columbia Veterinary College 1 

Cornell University 13 

Correspondence School 13 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College 5 

Harvard Medical School 1 

Harvard Veterinary School 8 

Indiana Veterinary College 1 

Iowa State College 1 

Kansas City Veterinary College 3 

Laval Veterinary College 1 

McGill University 4 

McKillip Veterinary College 8 

Michigan State Agricultural College 1 

National Veterinary College 1 

New York American Veterinary College 7 

New York State Veterinary College 10 

Non- graduates 23 

Ohio State University 12 

Ontario Veterinary College 42 

Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples 1 

Royal Veterinary College, England 1 

Terre Haute Veterinary College 1 

United States College 9 

University of Pennsylvania 44 

Totals 235 



10 3 3 1 1 — — 5 

_______ 1 

!_______ 

12 — — — — — — 1 

_______ 13 

1 3 _ _ _ _ _ I 

!_______ 

7 !______ 

— !_____ — 

1 — — — — — — — 

3______ — 

1 — — —— — — — 

3 1 _____ — 

4 1 — — — 1 — 2 
1 — — — — — — — 

1 — — — — — — — 

6 — — — — — — 1 

10 — — — — — — — 

10 3 _ _ _ _ — 10 

12 — — — — — — - 

18 3 3 — — 1 1 16 

1 — — — — — — — 

_ !_____ — 

1 — — — — — — — 

4 !_____ 4 

37 3 — — 1 — — 3 

145 21 6 1 2 2 1 57 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it is not chartered and has no right to issue degrees. It is to 
be noted that 13 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who as- 
sumed that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet 
failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary sci- 
ence. The result shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary 
medicine by correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send 
out literature describing its efficiency and success, holding out the promise to 
credulous persons that by studying its courses they will be fully prepared to 
practice veterinary medicine, giving them a diploma which represents them 
as graduates from a regular school, and from which the word "correspond- 
ence" is intentionally omitted. It is to be regretted that the United States 
mail authorities do not refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends for approval the 
following veterinary colleges : — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
L'ficole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 
Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York College at New York. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 



Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against seven 
individuals for practicing veterinary medicine illegally. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: — 



Form C, fees at $15 $75.00 

Total $75.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members $677.73 

Investigating complaints 27.15 

Stenography and typewriting 36.75 

Printing and postage ; . 33.15 

Miscellaneous 16.20 

Total $790.98 



Respectfully submitted. 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretartj. 
THOS. E. MALONEY. 
G. P. PENNIMAN. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 



(o / 4 . ^ n 

Public Document No. 72 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



board of registration in 
Veterinary Medicine 

FOR THE 

Year Ending Novemember 30, 1926 



Division of Registration 




Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
ISO I-'27 Order 7780 



UUft QlnmmnnuiFaltlj nf MuBsntliviBtttB 



MEMBERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE, 1926. 

Langdon Frothingham, M. D. V., Chairman, Boston. 
Elmer W. Babson, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
Lester H. Howard, D. V. S., Boston. 
Thomas E. Maloney, V. S., Fall River. 
*J0HN B. Lentz, V. M. D., Amherst. 
George P. Penniman, D. V. S., Worcester. 

♦ Dr. Lentz appointed a member after the death of Dr. Maloney in February, 
1926. 



REPORT. 



Board of Registration in Vetejrinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1926. 

To William F. Craig, Director of Registration. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1926. 

Six persons have applied for registration during the year, five of whom 
have been examined. All of these applicants were graduates of veterinary 
schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is five, and the results are 
as follows: — 

June examination: Examined, 5; Registered, 4. ^ 
The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: — 

Name Graduate of — 

Collins, Donald Keith Ohio State University 

Lewis, Harold Matson Chicago Veterinary College 

Lowrie, Milton Inman ...!<...'.' Ontario Veterinary College 

Schnelle, Gerry Birger University of Pennsylvania 

Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 520 certificates of regis- 
tration have been issued. ■ 
During the year the Board has heid s'x meetings and one examination. ^ 
According to the rules of the Beard, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furrJshcd for this purpose by the secretary, and returned 
to him at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed 
and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an examination, 
showing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on the receipt of this 
application. Ti'jkets are also issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re- 
examination if applied for three days before the date of examination. By a 
ruling of the Board, examinations are held twice annually, in June and in 
November. The law requires that these examinations shall be wholly or in 
part in writing, in the English language, and shall be of a scientific and prac- 
tical character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physi- 
ology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and prac- 
tice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, and shall be suffi- 
ciently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice veterinary medicine. 



There is usually an average of eight questions in each subject, and the answer 
to each question is marked on a scale of to 100. The applicant's general 
average is then computed, and if it falls below 70 per cent, he is rejected. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name of the applicant 
is unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each ex- 
amination book bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 47 examinations. 

The following table gives a list of the schools from which the registrants 
were graduated, and the results of the examinations taken by applicants who 
were refused registration, and by nongraduates : — 



Registered as Result of- 



5S 



X 



1 " 



Chicago Veterinary College 

College of Physicians & Surgeons 

Columbia Veterinary College 

Cornell University 

Correspondence School 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College 

Harvard Medical School 

Harvard Veterinary School 

Indiana Veterinary School 

Iowa State College 

Kansas City Veterinary College 

Laval Veterinary College 

McGill University 

McKillip Veterinary College 

Michigan State Agricultural College 

National Veterinary College 

New York American Veterinary College . , 

New York State Veterinary College 

Nongraduates 

Ohio State University 

Ontario Veterinary College 

Royal College, Dublin, Ireland 

Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples 

Royal Veterinary College, England 

Terre Haute Veterinary College 

United States College 

University of Pennsylvania 

Totals 



24 11 3311--6 

1 1 ------ - 

13 12 ------ 1 

13 - -- -- --13 

5 1 3-----1 

1 1------- 

8 7 1 - - - - - - 

1-1------ 

1 

3 3------- 

1 i------- 

•4 3 1 - -- -- - 

841---1-2 

1 i------ 

1 1------- 

76------1 

10 10 - 

23 10 3 ----- 10 

13 13 - -- -- -- 

43 19 3 3 - - 1 1 16 

1 1 

1 

1-1------ 

1 1------- 

941-----4 

45 38 3- -1--3 

240 149 21 6 1 2 2 1 58 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it is not chartered and has no right to issue degrees. It is to 
be noted that thirteen men, graduates of this schoclV haye been examined, who 
assumed that they had received a proper training in Vf^tferinary medicine, yet 
failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary sci- 
ence. The result shows the absolute Jfppracticability of t^^aching veterinary 
medicine by correspondence. This s(?feol l^sfjs the mails, extensively tp send 
out literature describing its efficiency andVyccesa, holding .'p\it the promise to 
credulous persons that by studying its courses*. the^; will be fully prepared to 
practice veterinary medicine, giving them a diploina which represents them 
as graduates from a regular school, and from whicxl' tfe. word "correspond- 
ence" is intentionally omitted. It is to be regretted that tli^^ United States 
mail authorities do not refuse the use of the mails to this and t?imilar schools. 

The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends for appioval the 
following veterinary colleges: — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 



li 



L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 
Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York College at New York. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against six 
individuals for practicing veterinary medicine illegally. 

Also during the year the Board has sustained a severe loss in the death 
of Dr. Thomas E. Maloney of Fall River. Dr. John B. Lentz of Amherst 
Agricultural College, was appointed to fill the vacancy. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as folllows: — 



Form C, fees at $15 $90.00 

Total $90.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members $659.81 

Investigating complaints 15.25 

Stenography and typewriting 40.50 

Printing and postage 15.40 

Miscellaneous 21.65 

Total $752.61 



Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 
JOHN B. LENTZ. 
GEO. P. PENNIMAN. 



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Public Document No. 72 

Olommontupalllj nf liaHHartiuHPttH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Board of Registration in 
Veterinary Medicine 



FOR THE 



Year Ending November 30, 1927 



Division of Registration 
~y\w.'^^ . , Department of Civil Service and Registration ^^.y - 




I 

Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
ISO 3-'28 Order 1648. 



MEMBERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE, 1927. 

Langdon Frothingham, M. D. V., Chainnan, Boston. 
Elmer W. Babson, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
Lester H. Howard, D. V. S., Boston. 
George P. Penniman, D. V. S., Worcester. 
John B. Lentz, V. M. D., Amherst. 



REPORT 



I 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1927. 

To William F. Craig, Director of Registration. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1927. 

Ten persons have applied for registration during the year, five of v/hom have 
been examined. All of these applicants were graduates of veterinary schools 
authorized to confer degrees in veterinary miedicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is five, and the results are 
given in the follov/ing table: — 

June examination, examined, 5; registered, 5. 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: 

Name Graduate of — 

Johansen, Einer William Ohio State University 

McComb, James Addison Ohio State University 

Moore, Stephenson, Jr University of Pennsylvania 

Munro, Joseph Briggs George W as h, in g ton 

Westerberg, Ralph Victor Ontario Veterinary College 

Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 525 certificates of regis- 
tration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held four meetings and one examination. 

According to the rait35^ of the Beard, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned 
to him at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed 
and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an examination, 
showing the date and the applicant's nurhber, is issued on the receipt of this 
application. Tickets are also issued to i;ejt>cted applicants entitled to a 
re-examination if applied for three days before the date of examination. By a 
ruling of the Board, examinations are held twice annually, in June and in 
November. The law requires that these examinations shall be v/holly or in 
part in writing, in the English language, and shall be of a scientific and prac- 
tical character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physi- 
ology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and prac- 
tice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, and shall be suffi- 
ciently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice veterinary medicine. 
There is usually an average of eight questions in each subject, and the answer 
to each question is marked on a scale of to 100, after which the applicant's 
general average is computed. 



3 66^A. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name of the applicant 
is unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each exam- 
ination book bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 48 examinations. 

The following table gives a list of the schools from which the registrants 
were graduated, and the results of the examinations taken by applicants who 
were refused registration, and by nongraduates : — 



Registered as Result of — 



Chicago Veterinary College 

College of Physicians & Surgeons 

Columbia Veterinary College 

Cornell University 

Correspondence School 

George Washington 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College 

Harvard Medical School 

Harvard Veterinary School 

Indiana Veterinary School 

Iowa State College 

Kansas City Veterinary College 

Laval Veterinary College 

McGill University 

McKillip Veterinary College 

Michigan State Agricultural College 

National Veterinary College 

New York American Veterinary College . 

New York State Veterinary College 

Nongraduates 

Ohio State University 

Ontario Veterinary College 

Royal College, Dublin, Ireland 

Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples 

Royal Veterinary College, England 

Terre Haute Veterinary College 

United States College 

University of Pennsylvania 

Totals 




For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it is not chartered and has no right to issue degrees. It is to 
be noted that 13 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who 
assumed that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet 
failed bv our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. 
The result shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine 
by correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send out litera- 
ture describing its efficiency and success, holding out the promise to credulous 
persons that by studying its courses they will be fully prepared to practice 
veterinary medicine, giving them a diploma which represents them as gradu- 
ates from a regular school, and from which the word "correspondence" is 
intentionally omitted. It is to be regretted that the United States mail authori- 
ties do not refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends for approval the 
following veterinary colleges: — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 
Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 



Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against eight 
individuals for practicing veterinary medicine illegally, one of Mrhom was prose- 
cuted and ordered to pay a fine of $50. He did not appeal. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: — 



Form C, fees at $15 $150.00 

Total $150.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members $700.55 

Investigating complaints 24.29 

Stenography and typewriting 80.75 

Printing and postage 51.85 

Miscellaneous 5.16 

Total $862.60 



Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary. 
GEO. P. PENNIMAN. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 
JOHN B. LENTZ. 



Public Document No. 72 

Sl^f Cnmrnonmealtli nf iiasaart|«sptta 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Board of Registration in 
Veterinary Medicine 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30, 1928 



Division of Registration 

"> — , 

/ Department of Civil Service and Registration . Ji/t v v<.c-^-u 



1 




Publication of this document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Financb. 
150— 2-'29. Order 4752. 



dommnntupalllj of MnsButl^nBtttB 

MEMBERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE, 1928. 

Langdon Frothingham, M. D. v., Chairman, Boston. 
Elmer W. Baeson, M. D. Secretary, Gloucester. 
Lester H. Howard, D. V. S., Boston. 
George P. Penniman, D. V. S., Worcester. 
John B. Lentz, V. M. D., Amherst. 



REPORT. 



Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 
Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1928. 

To William F. Craig, Director of Registration. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1928. 

Eight persons have applied for registration during the year, all of whom 
have been examined. All of these applicants were graduates of veterinary 
schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is nine, and the results are 
given in the following table : — 

Examined. Registered. 
December, 1927, examination, . . . . 4 3 

June, 1928, examination, 5 5 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: — 

Name. Graduate of — 

Brockett, Fred John, Michigan State College. 

Chase, Carl Eddrie, Ohio State University. 

Coleman, James Henry, United States College of 

Veterinary Surgery. 
Harvey, Ebenezer Erskine, .... Michigan State College. 

Martin, Carl Libby, Ohio State University. 

Martindale, William Edgar, .... University of Pennsylvania. 

Nilan, John James, ...... Chicago Veterinary College. 

jSwii't, Thomas Lawrence, . . . . N. Y. American Veterinary 

College. 

Since the organization of the board, Jan. 1, 1904, 533 certificates of regis- 
tration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held three meetings and two examinations. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks iTurnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned 
to him at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed 
and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an examination, 
showing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on the receipt of this 
application. Tickets are also issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re- 
examination if applied for three days before the date of examination. By a 
ruling of the Board, examinations are held twice annually, in June and in 



November. The law requires that these e^CSminations shall be wholly or in 
part in writing, in the English language, and shall be of a scientific and prac- 
tical character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, phys- 
iology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis, and 
practice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, and shall be 
sufficiently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice veterinary medi- 
cine. There is usually an average of eight questions in each subject, and the 
answer to each question is marked on a scale of to 100, after which the 
applicant's general average is computed. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name of the appli- 
cant is unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each 
examination book bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 50 examinations. 

During the life of the Board there have been 671 applicants for examina- 
tion for registration in veterinary medicine; of this number 533 were granted 
registration, and 138 were refused registration. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which applicants were 
graduated and the results of their examinations. The table also lists the 
number of non-graduates who have been registered and those refused regis- 
tration: — 

Registered as Resiilt of — 



I §i "Hi "S gS £B S 

H frnW wH HW El(K j^H WW 

Chicago Veterinary College — 24 11 4 3 1 1 — — 4 

College of Physicians & Surgeons 1 — — — — — — — 1 

Columbia Veterinary College 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Cornell University 13 12 — — — — — _ i 

Correspondence School 13 — — — — — — — 13 

George Washington University 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College 5 1 3 — — — — — 1 

Harvard Medical School 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Harvard Veterinary School 8 7 1 — — — — — — 

Indiana Veterinary School . 1 — 1 — — — — — — 

Iowa S:;ate College . - 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Kansas City Veterinary College 3 3 — — — — — — — 

Laval Veterinary College — 1 1 — — — — — — — 

McGill University 4 3 i — ___ 

McKillip Veterinary College 84 1 — — — 1 — 2 

Michigan State Agricultural College 3 3 — — — — — — — 

National Veterinary College — - 1 1 — — — — — — . — 

New York American Veterinary College 8 7 — — — — — — 1 

New York State Veterinary College 10 10 — — — — — — _ 

Ohio State University 17 17 — — — — — — _ 

Ontario Veterinary College 44 20 ^ 3 3 — — 1 1 16 

Royal Collecre, Dublin, Ireland 1 — ' — — — — — — 1 

Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Royal Veterinary College, England 1 — 1 — — — — — — 

Terre Haute Veterinary College 1 1 — — — — — — — 

United States College - 10 5 1 — — — — — 4 

University of Pennsylvania 47 40 3 — — 1 — — 3 

Non-graduates 23 10 3 — — — — — 10 

Totals 252 161 22 6 1 2 2 1 57 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it is not chartered and has no right to issue degrees. It is 
to be noted that 13 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who 
assumed that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet 
failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. 
The result shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medi- 
cine by correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send out 
literature describing its efficiency and success, holding out the promise to 
credulous persons that by studing its courses they will be fully prepared to 
practice veterinary medicine, giving them a diploma which represents them 
as graduates from a regular school, and from which the word "correspondence" 



4 

is intentionally omitted. It is to be regretted that the United States mail 
authorities do not refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to member- 
ship in the American Veterinary Medical Association: — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 

Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 



Salaries and travelling expenses of members, $701.58 

Investigating complaints, 10.10 

Stenography and typewritting, . 63.50 

Printing and postage, - 38.82 

Miscellaneous, 79.92 

Total, $893.92 



Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chairman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary. 
GEO. P. PENNIMAN. 
LESTER H. HOWARD. 
JOHN B. LENTZ. 



Public Document ^o. 72 



a^l|p (Sommottttii^ttltti of fKassarl?UBPtts 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30, 1929 

DI\'ISIOX OF REGISTRATION 




Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on A(iministration and Finance. 
150-1 -'30. Order 7978. 



SHTFL!RRARYOFM»UStm 



LANGDON FROTHINC^r^hll^llf.^b.V., Chairman, .Boston. 
ELMER W. BABSON, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
LESTER H. HOWARD, D. V. S., Boston. 
GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D. V. S., Worcester. 
JOHN B. LENTZ, V. M. D., Amherst. 

REPORT 

Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, 

Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1929. 
To William F. Craig, Director of Registration. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1929. 

Six persons have applied for registration during the year, all but one of 
whom have been examined. All of these applicants were graduates of veter- 
inary schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is five, and the results are 
given in the following table : — 

Examined Registered 
June examination 5 5 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the j-ear : — 
Name Graduate of 

Hall, Charles George Ontario Veterinary College 

Merrill, Winslow Eaton .....University of Pennsylvania 

Scale, Edward Kenneth Ontario Veterinary College 

Taylor, John Edward Chicago Veterinarj^ College 

Thibeault, Cornelius Ohio State University 

Since the organization of the Board, January 1, 1904, 538 certificates of 
registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held five meetings and one examination. 

According tt^ the rules of the Board, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and re- 
turned to him 9t least three days before the date of examination, properly 
executed and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket of admission to an exam-, 
ination, showing "he date and the applicant's number, is issued on the receipt 
of this application. Tickets are also issued to rejected applicants entitled to a 
re-cxaminatioi; if applied for three days before the date of examination. By 
a n"<li;ig of the Board, examinations are held twice annuallj', in June and in 
November. The law requires that these examinations shall be wholly or in 
part ill writinfti in the English language, and shall be of a scientific and prac- 
tical character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, phj^siol- 
ogy, animal parasites, obstetrics, patholog}^ bacteriology, diagnosis and prac- 
tice, theropeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistrj^ and shall be suf- 
ficiently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice veterinary medicine. 
There is usually an average of eight questions in each subject, and the answer 
to each question is marked on a scale of to ICO, after which the applicant's 
general average is computed. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name of the appli- 
cant is unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each 
examination book bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his 
rating. 



Since its organization the BoarcTlTas held 51 examinations. 

During the Hfe of the Board there have been 677 apphcants for registra- 
tion in veterinary medicine; of this number 538 were granted registration, 133 
were refused registration, 5 have not appeared for examination, and 1 is to 
be examined. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which applicants 
were graduated and the results of their examinations. The table also lists 
the number of non-graduates who have been registered and those refused 
registration : — 



Registered as Result of — 



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W 


W 


X 

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c- W 


O X 

WW 


WW 


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WW 


Ref 


Chicago Veterinary College 


25 


12 






3 


; 

1 


; 

1 






4 


College of Physicians and Surgeons 


I 
















1 


Columbia Veterinary College 


1 


1 
















z 








12 


— 


— 


— 




— 


-- 


1 




13 
















13 


George Washington University 


1 


1 
















Grand Rapids Veterinary College 

Harvard Medical School ' 


5 


1 


3 












1 




1 
















Harvard Veterinary School 


8 


7 


1 














Indiana Veterinary Srhool 


1 




1 














Iowa State College 




1 
















Kansas City Veterinary College 


3 


3 


















,, , 1 


1 




















3 


1 














McKillup Veterinary College 


8 


4 


1 








1 




2 


Michigan State Agricultural College 


3 


3 
















National Veterinary College 


1 


1 
















New York American Veterinary College 


8 


7 














1 


New York State Veterinary College 


10 


10 
















Ohio State University 


., 18 


18 


















46 


22 


3 


3 






1 


1 


16 


Royal College, Dublin, Ireland 


1 
















1 


Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples 


1 


1 
















Royal Veterinary College, England 


1 




1 














Terre Haute Veterinary College 


1 


1 
















United States College 


10 


5 


1 












4 


Uuniv-ersity of Pennsylvania 


48 


41 


3 






1 






3 




23 


10 


3 












10 


Totals 


257 


166 


22 


6 


1 


2 


2 


1 


57 



For the purpose of convenience the ''correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it is not chartered and has no right to issue degrees. It is 
to be noted that 13 men, graduates of this schoo>, have been examined, who 
assumed that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet 
failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. 
The result shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine 
by correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send out litera- 
ture describing its efficiency and success, holding out the promise to credulous 
persons that by studying its courses they will be fully prepared to practice 
veterinary medicine, giving them a diploma which represents them as gradu- 
ates from a regular school, and from which the word "correspondence" is in- 
tentionally omitted. It is to be regretted that the United States mail author- 
ities do not refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 

Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to mem- 
bership in the American Veterinary Medical Association : — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Aledicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 



Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science, 
New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University, 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 
Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 
State College, of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary 
Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against three 
individuals, one of whom was prosecuted, and his case placed on file. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into 
the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows : — 



Form C, fees at $15.()0 $90.00 



Total $90.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : — 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members $706.32 

Investigating complaints 44,33 

Stenography and typewriting 48.25 

Printing and postage 22,53 

Miscellaneous 6.65 



Total $828.08 



Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, Chmrman. 
ELMER W. BABSON, Secretary. 
GEORGE P. PENNIMAN. 
LESTER H, HOWARD, 
JOHN B. LENTZ. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



Olt^f (Eomtttonmpaltli of MuBButl^mttta 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30, 1930 

DIVISION OF REGISTRATION 
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION 




Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance. 
150— 1-'31. Order 1109. 



MASSACHUSETTS BO Ato bF^'llEGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE, 1930. 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M. D. V., Chairman, Boston. 
ELMER W. BABSON, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
LESTER H. HOWARD, D. V. S., Boston. 
GEORGE P. PENNIMAN, D. V. S., Worcester. 
JOHN B. LENTZ, V. M. D., Amherst. 

ANNUAL REPORT 

Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1930. ' 

To William F. Graig, Director of Registration. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1930. 

Ten persons have applied for registration during the year, all but four of 
whom have been examined. Also one person has been re-examined who had 
been examined previous to this year. All of these applicants were graduates 
of veterinary schcols authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is seven, and the results are 
given in the following table: — 

Examined. Registered. 
June examination, 7 7 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: — 
Name. Graduate of 

Bowen, Abram Temple, University of Pennsylvania. 

Dapson, Harold Eugene, University of Pennsylvania. 

Gibbs, Charles Shelby, Michigan State College. 

Griffin, Michael Joseph, Ontario Veterinary College. 

Master son, John Joseph, Royal Veterinary College, Glasgow. 

Snow, Dcnald Miiton, University of Pennsylvania. 

Sullivan, Cornelius Francis, University of Pennsylvania. 

Since the organization of the Beard, Jan. 1, 1904, 545 certificates of registra- 
tion have bee/x i^-sued. 

Diiring the- year the Board has held seven meetings and one examination. 

According io the rules of the Board, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned 
to him. at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed 
and accompanied by the fee of $15, A ticket of admission to an examination, 
shewing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on the receipt of this 
application. Tickets are also issued to rejected applicants entitled to a re- 
examination if applied for three days before the date of examination. By a 
rifling of th^ Board, examinations are held twice annually, in June and in 
November. The law requires that these examinations shall be wholly or in 
part in writing, in the English language, and shall be of a scientific and practi- 
cal character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, physiology, 
animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, and shall be sufficiently 
thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice veterinary medicine. There 
is usually an average of eight questions in each subject, and the answer to 
each question is marked on a scale of to 100, after which the applicant's 
general average is computed. 



In this connection it should be borne'in mind that the name of the applicant 
is unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each ex- 
amination book bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 52 examinations. 

During the life of the Board there have been 687 applicants for registration 
in veterinary medicine; of this number 545 were granted registration, 133 were 
refused registration, 5 have not appeared for examination, and 4 are to be 
examined. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which applicants were 
graduated and the results of their examinations. The table also lists the 
number of non-graduates who have been registered and those refused registra- 
tion: — 



Registered as Result of- 



C _ C C X! C 



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f^H wH foH I^H wH KH « 



Chicago Veterinary College - 25 12 4 3 1 1 — — 4 

College of Phj'sicians and Surgeons 1 — — — — — — — 1 

Columbia Veterinary College 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Cornell University 13 12 — — — — — — 1 

Correspondence School 13 — — — — — — — 13 

George Washington University 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College 5 1 3 — — — • — — 1 

Harvard Medical School 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Harvard Veterinary School 8 7 1 — — — — — — 

Indiana Veterinary School 1 — 1 — — — — — — 

Iowa State College 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Kansas City Veterinary College -— . 3 3 — — — ■ — — — — 

Laval Veterinary College - 1 1 — — — — — — — 

McGill University - 4 3 1 — — 

McKillup Veterinary College 8 4 1 — — — 1 — 2 

Michigan State Agricultural College — 4 4 — — — — — — — 

National Veterinary College 1 1 — — — 

New York American Veterinary College — 8 7 — — — — — — 1 

New York State Veterinary College -- 10 10 — — — — — — — 

Ohio State University . 18 18 — — — — — — — 

Ontario) Veterinary College 47 23 3 3 _ _ 1 1 16 

Royal Collejre, Dublin, Ireland 1 — — — — 1 



Royal Superior Veterinary Collesre, Nap'es 1 

Royal Veterinary College, England 1—1 

Royal Veterinary College, G'nsrrow - 1—1 

Terre Haute Veterinary College 1 1 

United States College 



Non-graauates 



10 5 1 _ _ _ _ _ 4 
52 45 3 — — 1 — — 3 



University of Pennsylvania 23 10 _^ ~ _ _ _ _ 

Totals "264 172 23 6 1 2 2 1 5T 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it is not charted and has no right to issue degrees. It is to be 
noted that 13 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet failed by 
our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. The 
results shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by 
correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send out literature 
describing its efficiency and success, holding out the promise to credulous 
persons that by studying its courses they will be fully prepared to practice 
veterinary medicine, giving them a diploma which represents them as graduates 
from a regular school, and from which the word "correspondence" is intention- 
ally omitted. It is to be regretted that the United States mail authorities do not 
refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 



Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to member- 
ship in the American Veterinary Medical Association: — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Di\asion of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 
Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 
State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against three 
individuals. 

During the past year the Board, at the request of the Division of Civil 
Service, served as special examiners in establishing a list of veterinarians 
eligible for service in the Division of Animal Industry, Department of Conser- 
vation. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: — 



Form C, fees at $15, $165.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members, $733.02 

Investigating complaints, . 17.50 

Stenography and typewriting, 57.50 

Printing and postage, 16.07 

Miscellaneous, 16.00 



Total, $840.09 



Respectfully submitted, 

Langdon Frothingham, Chairman. 
Elmer W. Babson, Secretary. 
George P. Penniman. 
John B. Lentz. 
Lester H. Howard. 



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Public Document No. 72 



®tfr Ol0mmmtmFalttj of ifflaBaartfUBfttB 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 1931. 



DIVISION OF REGISTRATION 
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION : 




Publication of this Document approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
150— 1-'32. Order 4203. 



mTE LIBRARY OF Mi3SliCUl)S£.M* 



MASSACHUSETTS BOARD oi'^^i'lftSll'i^IStbN IN VETERINARY 

. MgD^gjNIj,, ^931. 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M. D. V., Chairman, Boston. 
ELMER W. BABSON, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
JOHN B. LENTZ, V. M. D., Amherst. 
JAMES J. MULVEHILL, M. D. V., Norwood. 
WILLIAM J. HENNESSEY, V. S., Worcester. 

ANNUAL REPORT 

Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1931. 
To William F. Craig, Director of Registration. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1931. 

Ten persons have applied for re^stration during the year, all but three of 
whom were examined. Also four persons have been examined who applied for 
examination previous to this year. All of these applicants were graduates of 
veterinary schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine, except 
one. 

The number of individuals examined this year is eleven, and the results are 
given in the following table : — 

Examined. 

December examination, 4 

June-July examination, 7 




11 9 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: 
Name Graduate of — 

Briggs, Ralph Corey, University of Pennsylvania. 

Burke, Terrence Joseph, Ontario Veterinary College. 

Corivin, George Edward, United States College. 

Criley, Benner Ross, Iowa State College. 

Drumm, Orville Herrick, University of Pennsylvania. 

Enimarson, James Hiram, Iowa State College. 

E\ans, Alexandei Rae, Jr., University of Pennsylvania. 

Hopkins, David, : Cornell University. 

Murphy, John Joseph, Jr., Ohio State University. 

Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 554 certificates of registra- 
tion hcvH been issued. 

Pfrmg the year the Board has held four meetings, one conference and 
two examinations. 

According to thu rules of the Board, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned 
to hi/ti at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed 
and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket or letter of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on the 
receipt of this application. Tickets are also issued to rejected applicants 
entitled to a re-examination if applied for three days before the date of 
examination. By a ruling of the Board, examinations are held twice annually, 
in June and in November. The law requires that these examinations shall 



be wholly or in part in writing, 
scientific and practical character. 



in the English language, and shall be of a 
They shall include the subjects of anatomy, 
surgery, physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, 
diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, 
and shall be sufficiently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice 
veterinary medicine. There is usually an average of eight questions in each 
subject, and the answer to each question is marked on a scale of to 100, 
after which the applicant's general average is computed. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name of the applicant 
is unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each 
examination book bears a number, upon wliich the examiner reports his 
rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 54 examinations. 

During the life of the Board there have been 697 applicants for registra- 
tion in veterinary medicine; of this number 554 were granted registration, 
135 were refused registration, 5 have not appeared for examination, and 4 are 
to be examined. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which applicants were 
graduated and the results of their examinations. The table also lists the 
number of non-graduates who have been registered and those refused 
registration: — 



Registered as Result of Exarhination- 



Examined. 


First 
Exam. 


Second 
Exam. 


25 


12 


4 


1 






1 


1 




14 


13 




... 14 






... 1 


1 




5 


1 


3 


1 


1 




8 


7 


i 


_ 1 




1 


_ 3 


"3 




3 


3 




1 


1 


.... 


4 


3 




._ 8 


4 


1 


4 


4 




1 


1 




8 


7 




10 


10 




19 


19 




... 48 


24 


3 


1 






!-. 1 


1 




— 1 




T 


_. 1 


"1 




.... 1 


1 




_.. 11 


6 


1 


1 






55 


48 


3 


_ 23 


10 


3 


.275 


182 


22 



fa 



O X 

few 



WW 



Chicago Veterinary College 

College of Physicians and Surgeons . 

Columbia Veterinary College 

Cornell University . 

Correspondence School 

George Washington University 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College — 

Harvard Medical School 

Harvard Veterinary School 

Indiana Veterinary School 

Iowa State College 

Kansas City Veterinary College 

Laval Veterinary College 

McGill University 



McKillip Veterinary College 

Michigan State Agricultural College 
National Veterinary College 



New York State Veterinary College 10 

Ohio State University 

Ontario Veterinary College 

Royal Colleee, Dublin, Ireland 

Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples 
Royal Veterinary College, England _ 
Royal Veterinary College, Glasgow 

Terre Haute Veterinary College 

United States College 

University of Georgia 

University of Pennsylvania 

Non-graduates 

Totals 



1 1 



6 12 2 1 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it is not chartered and has no right to issue degrees. It is 
to be noted that 14 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, w(ho 
assumed that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, 
yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary 
science. The result shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary 
medicine by correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send 



out literature describing its efficiency and success, holding- out the promise 
to credulous persons that by studying its courses they will be fully prepared 
to practice veterinary medicine, giving them a diploma which represents 
them as graduates from a regular school, and from which the word "cor- 
respondence" is intentionally omitted. It is to be regretted that the United 
States mail authorities do not refuse the use of the mails to this and similar 
schools. 

Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to membership 
in the American Veterinary Medical Association: — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 

Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against three 
individuals. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 
Treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: — 



Form C, fees at $15 $150.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members, $665.46 

Investigating complaints, 25.75 

Stenography and typewriting, 75.50 

Printing and postage, 24.74 

Miscellaneous, 9.17 



Total $800.62 



Respectfully submitted, 

Langdon Frothingham, Chairman, 
Elmer W. Babson, Secretary. 
Wm J. Hennessey. 
John B. Lentz. 



James J. Mulvehill. 



Public Document No. 72 



QIljp QlnmrnnnrnFaltlf of maaaarljuarttfl 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 

FOR THE 
YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 1932. 



DIVISION OF REGISTRATION 
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION . H^uy-i 




Publication op this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance. 
150— 12-'32. Order 7082. 



®tjF (ttammanm^altlj of fflasaarljuartta 

— . ^_ ■ '- 

MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN VETERINARY 

MEDICINE, 1932. A;^?^ OFFICl^l^ 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M. D. V., Chairman, Boston. 
ELMER W. BABSON, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
JOHN B. LENTZ, V. M. D., Amherst. 
*JAMES J. MULVEHILL, M. D. V., Norwood. 
WILLIAM J. HENNESSEY, V. S., Worcester. 

♦Deceased Sept. 17, 1932. 

ANNUAL REPORT 

Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1932. 
To William F. Craig, Director of Registration. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1932. 

Nine persons have applied for registration during the year, all of whom 
were examined. Also four persons have been examined who applied for 
examination previous to this year. All of these applicants were graduates 
of veterinary schools authorized to confer degi-ees in veterinary medicine, 
except one. 

The number of individuals examined this year is thirteen, and the results 
are given in the following table: — 

Examined. Registered. 

December examination, 4 3 

July examination, 11 7 

15 30 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: — 
Name. Graduate of — 

Hillman, John Wilson, University of Pennsylvania. 

Lawrence, Robert Parker, University of Pennsylvania. 

Pieper, Niels William, New York State Veterinary College. 

Sachs, Lloyd Herman, New York State Veterinary College. 

Smead, Harold Louis, New York State Veterinary College. 

Stiles, Sidney Wilson, University of Pennsylvania. 

Streeter, Charles Eugene, "i .Ohio State University. 

Treat, Lester Albeit, Ohio State University. 

V/itt, Raymond Francis, Ohio State University. 

Woelffer, Elmer August, New York State Veterinary College. 

Since the organization of the Board, Jan 1, 1904, 564 certificates of registra- 
tion have been issued. \ '^ '^ 

During the year the Board has held four meetings and two examinations. 

According to the lules of the Board, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the Secretary, and 
returned to him at least three days before the date of examination, properly 
executed, and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket or letter of admission 
to an examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on 
the receipt of this application. Tickets are also issued to rejected applicants 
entitled to a re-examination if applied for three days before the date of 



examination. By a ruling of the Board, examinations are held twice annually, 
in June or July and in November or December. The law requires that these 
examinations shall be wholly or in part in writing, in the English language, 
and shall be of a scientific and practical character. They shall include the 
subjects of anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, path- 
ology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia medica and 
v/eterinary dentistry, and shall be sufficiently thorough to test the applicant's 
fitness to practice veterinary medicine. There is usually an average of eight 
questions in each subject, and the answer to each question is marked on a 
scale of to 100, after which the applicant's general average is computed. 
In this connection it should be borne in mind that the name of the applicant is 
unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each examina- 
tion book bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 56 examinations. 

During the life of the Board there have been 706 applicants for registration 
in veterinary medicine; of this number 564 were granted registration, 138 
were refused registration, and 4 have not appeared for examination. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which applicants were 
graduated and the results of their examinations. The table also lists the 
number of non-gi^aduates who have been registered and those refused registra- 
tion: — 



Pegistered as Result of — 



> 


Examined. 


First 
Exam. 


Second 
Exam. 


Third 
Exam. 


Fourth 
Exam. 


Fifth 
Exam. 


Seventh 
Exam. 


Ei-hth 
Exam. 


Refused. 


Chicagro Veterinary College, 


25 


12 


4 


3 


1 


1 






4 


College of Physicians and Surgeons, — 


1 
















1 


Columbia Veterinary College, 


1 


1 
















Cornell University, 


14 


13 














1 


Correspondence School. — 


14 
















14 


Georga Washington University, — 


1 


1 
















Grand Rapids Veterinary College, 


5 


1 


3 












1 


Harvard Medical School, 


1 


1 
















Harvard Veterinary School, . — - — - 


8 




1 














Indiana Veterinary School, 


1 




1 














Iowa State College, - 


3 


3 
















Kansas City Veterinary College, 


3 


3 
















T>Hval Veterinary College, 


1 


1 
















McGill University, 


4 


3 


1 














McKillip Veterinary College, 


8 


4 


1 








1 




2 


Michigan State Agricultural Cv>llege, 


4 


4 
















National Veterinary College, .— — 


1 


1 
















New York American Veterinary College, - 


8 
















"i 


New York State Veterinary College, 


15 


14 














1 


Ohio State University, 


23 


22 














L 


Ontario Veterinary College. 


48 


24 


3 


~3 






1 


1 


16 


Royal College, Dublin, Ireland, . . 


1 
















1 


Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples, 


1 


1 
















Royal Veterinary College, England, 


1 




1 














Royal Veterinary College, Glasgow, 


1 


1 
















Terre Haute Veterinary Colege, 


1 


1 
















United States College, 


11 


6 


1 












4 


University of Georgia, 


1 
















1 


University of Pennsylvania, 


58 


51 


"i 












3 


Non-graduates, . .— - 


23 


10 


3 












10 


Totals, ... . 


287 


192 


22 


6 


1 


~2 


"i 


"l 


61 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it is not chartered and has no right to issue degrees. It is 
to be noted that 14 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who 
assumed that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, 
yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary 
science. The result shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary 



medicine by correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send out 
literature describing its efficiency and success, holding out the promise to 
credulous persons that by studying its courses they will be fully prepared 
to practice veterinary medicine, giving them a diploma which represents 
them as graduates from a regular school, and from which the word "corre- 
spondence" is intentionally omitted. It is to be regretted that the United 
States mail authorities do not refuse the use of the mails to this and similar 
schools. 

Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to muember- 
ship in the American Veterinary Medical Association:— 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

L'Ecolie de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 

Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 

New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against nin<» 
individuals. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: — 



Form C, fees at $15 $150.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: — 

Salaries and travelling expenses of members, $673.72 

Investigating complaints, 14.71 

Stenography and typewriting, 79.50 

Printing and postage, 24.36 

Miscellaneous, 25.08 



Total, $817.37 



Respectfully submitted, 

Langdon Frothingham, Chairman. 
Elmer W. Babson, Secretary. 
Wm. J. Hennessey. 



John B. Lentz. 



Public Document 



- No. 72 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 

FOR THE 
YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 1933. 



DIVISION OF REGISTRATION 
, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION 




Publication op this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Financb 
150. l-'34. Order 421. \ 



APR 90 1934 

MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN VETERINARYj 

MEDICINE, 1933. '>^>/r;,* 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M. D. V., Chairman, Boston. 
ELMER W. BABSON, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
JOHN B. LENTZ, V. M. D., Amherst. 
WILLIAM J. HENNESSEY, V. S., Worcester. 
DENNIS S. SHANNON, V. M. D., Westfield. 



ANNUAL REPORT 

Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1933. 

To Michael Zack, Director of Registration: 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1933. 

Ten persons have applied for registration during the year, all but one of 
whom have been examined. Also one person has been re-examined who applied 
for examination previous to this year. All of these applicants were graduates 
of veterinary schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine, 
except one. 

The number of individuals examined this year is ten, and the results are 
given in the following table: — 

Examined. Registered. 
July examination, 10 10 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: — 
Name Graduate of — 

Allen, Raym.ond Ripley, New York State Veterinary College. 

Blakely, Chambers Lawrence, L^niversity of Pennsylvania. 

Cameron, Bertram Novell, Ohio Stat© University. 

Cole, Edward Lowell, University of Pennsylvania. 

Leach, Daniel Friel, University of Pe^nnsylvania. 

Morkis, Edward Stanley, New York State Veterinary College. 

Munson, Todd Oulette, University of Pennsylvania. 

Rust, John Howard, 3rd, Kansas State College. 

Ta.bbut, Herbert Marvia, Iowa State College. 

Treat, Edwin King, Ohio State University. 

Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 574 certificates of regis- 
tration have been issued. 
, > During the yeRr the Board has held four meetings and one examination. 
■ Accordmj^ the rules of the Board, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned 
to him at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed, 
and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket or letter of admission to an 
examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on the 
receipt of this application. Tickets are also issued to rejected applicants 
entitled to a re-examination if applied for three days before the date of 
examination. By a ruling of the Board, if there are a sufficient number of 
applicants, examinations are held twice annually. The law requires that these 
examinations shall be wholly or in part in writing, in the English language, 
and shall be of a scientific and practical character. They shall include the 
subjects of anatomy, surgery, physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, patho- 
logy, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia medica and 
veterinary dentistry, and shall be sufficiently thorpugh to test the applicant's 
fitness to practice veterinary medicine. There is usually an average of eight 



questions in each subject, and the answer to each question is marked on a scale 
I of to 100, after which the applicant's general average is computed. In this 
connection it should be borne in mind that the name of the applicant is 
unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each examina- 
, tion book bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 57 examinations. 

During the life of the Board there have been 718 applicants for registration 
in veterinary medicine; of this number 574 were granted registration, 137 were 
refused registration, and 5 have not appeared for examination. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which applicants were 
graduated and the results of their examinations. The table also lists the 
number of non-graduatos who have been registered and those refused reg- 
istration : — 



Registered as Result of — 



8^ 



-J 



3 X 



Chicago Veterinary College, 25 12 

College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1 — 

Columbia Veterinary College, 1 1 

Cornell University, 14 13 

Correspondence School, 14 — 

George Washington University, 1 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College, 5 

Harvard Medical School, 1 

Harvard Veterinary School, 8 

Indiana Veterinary School, 1 

Iowa State College, 4 

Kansas City Veterinary College, 3 

Kansas State College, 1 

Laval Veterinary College, 1 

McGill University, 4 

McKillip Veterinary College, 8 

Michigan State Agricultural College, 4 

National Veterinary College, 1 

New York American Veterinary College, _ 8 

New York State Veterinary College, 16 15 

Ohio State University, 25 2 

Ontario Veterinary College, 48 2 

Royal College, Dublin, Ireland, 1 

Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples, 1 

Royal Veterinary College, England, 1 

Royal Veterinary College, Glasgow, 1 

Terre Haute Veterinary College, 1 

United States College, 11 6 1 

University of Georgia, 1 — — 

University of Pennsylvania, 62 55 3 

Non-graduates, 23 10 3 

Totals, 296 201 23 



1 — 



— 1 



— — 1 



3 — — 



— 2 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it is not chartered and has no right to issue degrees. It is 
to be noted that 14 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who 
assumed that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet 
failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. 
The result shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine 
by correspondence. This school uses the mails extensively to send out literature 
describing its efficiency and success, holding out the promise to credulous 
persons that by studying its courses they will be fully prepared to practice 
veterinary medicine, giving them a diploma which represents them as graduates 
from a regular school, and from which the word "correspondence" is intention- 
ally omitted. It is to be regi'etted that the United States mail authorities do 
not refuse the use of the mails to this and similar schools. 



Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to member- 
ship in the American Veterinary Medical Association : — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 
Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 
State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 
During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against four 
individuals. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: 

Form C, fees at $15, $150.00 

The expenses of the board have been as follows: 

Salaries $491.25 

Travelling expenses 133.29 $624.54* 

Investigating complaints 11.63 

Stenography and Typewriting 81.25 

Printing and Postage 22.60 

Miscellaneous 16.90 

Total "$7502" 

Respectfully submitted, 

Langdon Frothingham, Chairman. 

Elmer W. Babson, Secretary. 

William J. Hennessy. 

Dennis S. Shannon. 

John B. Lentz. 



♦After 10% reduction in salaries. 



! Public Document No. 72 



OltjF (KnmmonuKaltl; of MnsBVitifviBtttB 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 

1934 



DIVISION OF REGISTRATION i , 

cui^ .'.DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION ^ f I S 




Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
16(^-'85. Order 1180 



mil LmY OF MflSSftCRllSETTS 



JUM 10 1935 

MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN VETERINARY 

LANGDON FROTHINGHAM, M. D. V., Chairman, Boston. 
ELMER W. BABSON, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
JOHN B. LENTZ, V. M. D., Amherst. 
WILLIAM J. HENNESSEY, V. S., Worcester. 
DENNIS S. SHANNON, V. M. D., Westfield. 



ANNUAL REPORT 

Secretary's Office, Dec. 15, 1934. 

To Michael Zack, Director of Registration: 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1934. 

Three persons have applied for registration during the year, all of whom 
have been examined. All of these applicants were graduates of veterinary 
schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is three, and the results are 
given in the following table : — 

Examined. Registered. 
July examination, 3 3 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: — 
Name Graduate of — 

Babson, Osman, New York State Veterinary College. 

Murch, Ralph Gordon, New York State Veterinary College. 

Trudeau, Armand Eugene, New York State Veterinary College. 

Since the organization of the Board, Jan. 1, 1904, 577 certificates of registra- 
tion have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held four meetings and one examination. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned 
to him at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed, 
and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket or letter of admission to an exam- 
ination, showing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on the receipt 
of this application. Tickets are also issued to rejected applicants entitled to a 
re-examination if applied for three days before the date of examination. By a 
ruling of the Board, if there are a sufficient number of applicants, examinations 
are held twice annually. The law requires that these examinations shall be 
wholly or in part in writing, in the English language, and shall be of a scientific 
and practical character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, 
physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and 
pji-aci,ice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, and shall be 
sufficiently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice veterinary medi- 
cine. There is usually an average of eight questions in each subject, and the 
answer to each question is marked on a scale of to 100, after which the appli- 
cant's general averai,ne is computed. In this connection it should be borne in 
mind that the name of Ihe applicant is unknown to any examiner, with the ex- 
ception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a number, upon which 
the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 58 examinations. 

During the life of the Board there have been 719 applicants for registra- 
tion in veterinary medicine; of this number 577 were granted registration, 137 
were refused registration, and 5 have not appeared for examination. 



1=134- 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which applicants were 
graduated and the results of their examinations. The table also lists the num- 
ber of non-graduates who have been registered and those refused registration: — 



Registered as Result of — 



^ s g s 



few 



Jt2 X 
few 



Si 

WW 



Si 

WW 



Chicago Veterinary College, 25 12 4 3 1 1 — — 4 

College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1 — — — — — — — 1 

Columbia Veterinary College, 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Cornell University, 14 13 — — — — — — 1 

Correspondence School, 14 — — — — — — — 14 

George Washington University, 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College, 5 1 3 — — — — — 1 

Harvard Medical School, 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Harvard Veterinary School, 8 7 1 — — — — — — 

Indiana Veterinary School, 1 — 1 — — — — — — 

Iowa State College, 4 4 — — — — — — — 

Kansas City Veterinary Colleg<e, 3 3 — — — — — — — 

Kansas State College, 1 i_ — __ — __ 

Laval Veterinary College, 1 1 — — — — — — — 

McGill University, 4 3 1 — — — — — — 

McKillip Veterinary College, 8 4 1 — — — 1 — 2 

Michigan State Agricultural College, 4 4 — — — — — — — 

National Veterinary College, 1 1 — — — — — — — 

New York American Veterinary College,.. 8 7 — — — — — — 1 

New York State Veterinary College, 19 18 1 — — — — — — 

Ohio State University, 25 24 — — — — — — 1 

Ontario Veterinary College, 48 24 3 3 — — 1 1 16 

Royal College, Dublin, Ireland, 1 — — — — — — — 1 



— 1 



Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples, 1 

Royal Veterinary College, England, 1 

Royal Veterinary College, Glasgow, 1 1 — — — — — — — 

Terre Haute Veterinary College. 1 1 — — — — — — — 

United States College, 11 6 4 

University of Georgia, I 

University of Pennsylvania, 62 55 3 — — 1 — — 6 

Non-graduates, — 

Totals, 299 204 23 6 1 2 2 1 60 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it was not chartered and had no right to issue degrees. It is 
to be noted that 14 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who 
assumed that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet 
failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. 
The result shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine 
by correspondence. 

Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to membership 
in the American Veterinary Medical Association:— 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 

Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 

New York State Veterinary College, at Cornell University. 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 



During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against four 
individuals. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: — 

Form C, fees at $15, $45.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : 

Salaries $513.34 

Expenses: — 

Printing $ 52.75 

Travel 136.34 

Special services 79.25 

Postage 8.93 

277.27 

Total $790.61 

Respectfully submitted, 

Langdon Frothingham, Chairman. 
Elmer W. Babson, Secretary. 
Dennis S. Shannon. 
John B. Lentz. 
William J. Hennessey. 



Public Document 



Np..72 



(Bli^s (Bammatmmltlf of jKaaaact;us?tts 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 



BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 



FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 

1935 



DIVISION OF REGISTRATION 
SS.; DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION; 




PUBUCATION OF THIS DOCUMENT APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION ON ADMINISTRATION AND FiNANCI 

150— 3-'36. Order 7243. 



MAY 6 1^36 



MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN VETERINARY 

MEDICINE, .IfABfe, Of^'iCJUlI.^ 

As Organized Jan. 8, 1935 

♦Langdon Frothingham, M. D. V., Chairman, Boston. 
Elmehi W. Babson, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester. 
**J0HN B. Lentz, V. M. D., Amherst. 
William J. Hennessey, V. S., Worcester. 
Dennis S. Shannon, V. M. D., Westfield. 

*Dr. Frothingham died on July 29, 1935. 
**Dr. Lenz was elected Chairman on August 9, 1935. 

ANNUAL REPORT 

Secretary's Office, December 16, 1935. 
To James J. Sughrue, Director of Registration: 

Sir: — ^In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its Annual 
report for the fiscal year 1935. 

Eight persons have applied for registration during the year, all but one of 
whom have been examined. All of these applicants were graduates of veterinary 
schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of individuals examined this year is seven, and the results are 
given in the following table: — 

Examined. Registered. 
July examination, 7 6 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: — 
Name Graduate of — 

Boardman, William, New York State Veterinary College. 

Bruce, Ronald Hermon, University of Pennsylvania. 

Gilyard, Richard Taylor, New York State Veterinary College. 

Kanning, Herbert, Iowa State College. 

Mather, George Wells, Iowa State College. 

Whitlock, Stanley Clarke, Michigan State College. 

Since the organization of the Board, January 1, 1904, 583 certificates of 
registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held six meetings and one examination. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned 
to him at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed, 
and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket or letter of admission to an exam- 
ination, showing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on the receipt 
of this application. Tickets are also issued to rejected applicants entitled to a 
re-examination if applied for three days before the date of examination. By a 
ruling of the Board, if there are a sufficient number of applicants, examina- 
tions are held twice annually. The law requires that these examinations shall 
be wholly or in part in writing, in the English language, and shall be of a 
scientific and practical character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, 
surgery, physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, 
diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, 
and shall be safficientiy thovoagh to test the applicant's fitness to practice 
veterinary mediciiie. There is usually an average of eight questions in each 
subject, and the answer to each question is marked on a scale of to 100, after 
which the applicant's general average is computed. In this connection it 
should be borne in mind that the name of the applicant is unknown to any 
examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a 
number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 



Since its organization the BoarcTTias held 59 examinations. 

During the life of the Board theii^- Have been 727 applicants for registra- 
tion in veterinary medicine; of this number 583 were gi-anted registration, 138 
were refused registration, and 6 have not appeared for examination. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which applicants were 
graduated and the results of their examinations. The table also lists the 
number of non-graduates who have been registered and those refused registra- 
tion: — 



Registered a 


5 Resiilt of — 












V 














c 














Exam 

First 
Exam. 


Secon( 
Exam. 

Third 
Exam. 


Fourtl 
Exam. 


Fifth 
Exam. 


Sevenl 
Exam. 




Refuse 



Alabama Polytechnic Institute, — _ 
Chicago Veterinary College, 


1 
25 


12 


4 


3 


1 


1 


— 


— 


1 
4 




1 
1 
















1 


WwiXC^C X liyolL-ldXlO Ub OUl^CVXlO} 

Columbia Veterinary College, 


1 














Cornell University, 


14 
14 


13 














1 
14 


Correspondence School, 














George W^ashington University, 


1 


1 
1 
















Grand Rapids Veterinary College, 


1 

5 


3 












1 


Harvard Medical School, 


1 














Harvard Veterinary School, 


8 
1 


7 


1 
1 














Indiana Veterinary School, 
















Iowa State College, 


6 


6 
















Kansas City Veterinary College, 


3 


3 
















Kansas State College, 


1 


1 
















Laval Veterinary College, 


1 


1 
















McGill University, ... . 


4 


3 


1 
1 














McKillip Veterinary College, . 


8 


4 








1 




2 


Michigan State Agricultural CoUege, 


5 


5 
















National Veterinary College, 


1 
8 


1 
7 
















New York American Veterinary CoUege, 














1 


New York State Veterinary College, 


21 


20 


1 














Ohio State University, 


25 


24 














1 


Ontario Veterinary College, 


48 


24 


3 


3 






1 


1 


16 


Royal College, Dublin, Ireland, . 


1 
1 
















1 


Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples, 


1 














Royal Veterinary College, England, 


1 




1 














Royal Veterinary College, Glasgow, 


1 


1 
















Terre Haute Veterinary College, 


1 


1 
















United States College, 


11 
1 


6 


1 












4 
1 


University of Georgia, 














University of Pennsylvania, . - 


63 


56 


3 






1 






8 


Non-graduates, . 


23 


10 


3 












10 

















Totals, 306 210 23 6 1 2 2 1 61 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it was not chartered and had no right to issue degrees. It is 
to be noted that 14 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who 
assumed that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet 
failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. 
The result shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine 
by correspondence. 



Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to member- 
ship in the American Veterinary Medical Association : — 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 

L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal. 

Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 

New York State Veterinary College, at Cornell University. 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 

During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against five 
individuals. 

Dr. Langdon Frothingham, Chairman of the Board, died on July 29, 1935. 
He was one of the original members of the Board and its chairman since its 
organization. Through his death the Commonwealth loses a valuable citizen 
and this Board a member whose place it will be hard to fill. Dr. Frothingham 
was highly trained in pathology and bacteriology. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 



treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: 

Form C, fees at $15, $120.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: 

Salaries $533.33 

Traveling expenses of members 122.05 

Investigating complaints 9.30 

Stenography and typewriting 65.50 

Printing and postage ; 28.22 

Miscellaneous 9.66 

Total $768.06 

Respectfully submitted, 



John B. Lentz, Chairman. 
Elmer W. Babson, Secretary. 
William J. Hennessy. 
Dennis S. Shannon. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 
.1936 



DIVISION OF REGISTRATION 
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION 




Publication op this Docume5nt Approved by ^he Commission on Administration and Finance 
150—2-37. Order 9377. 



MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATIOK IN VETERINARY 

MEDICINE, 1936. 

John B. Lentz, V. M. D., Chairman, Amherst. 

Elmer W. Babson, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester. 

William J. Hennessey, V. S., Worcester. ' 

Dennis S. Shannon, V. M. D., Westfield. 

Bertram S. Killian, D. V. M., Somerville. 

ANNUAL REPORT ^ 

Secretary's Office, December 15, 193^. 
To James J. Sughrue, Director of Registrations. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine, submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1936. 

Ten persons have applied for registration during the year, all of whom have 
been examined. All of these applicants were graduates of veterinary schools 
authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicjne. 

The number of individuals examined this year is ten, and the results are 
given in. the following table : 

Examined. Registered. 

July examination, 10 10 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: — 
Name Graduate of — 

Allen, Fred Ernest, Ohio State University. 

Benton, Carl Ralph, Michigan State College. 

Bradley, Frederick, Alabama Polytechnic Institute. 

Estler, Lewis Everett, Ontario Veterinary College. 

Harden, Chester Nahum, Ohio State University. 

Keefe, Fred, Ontario Veterinary College. 

Lombard, Roland Arnold, Ontario Veterinary College. 

McCullough, Russell Howard, University of Pennsylvania. 

Trum, Bernard Francis, New York State Veterinary College. 

Winn, John Douglas, Ontario Veterinary College. 

Since the organization of the Board, January . 1, . 19Q4, 598 certificates of 
registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held three meetings and one examination. 

According to the rules of the Board, ail applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by •:h2 secretary, and re- 
turned to him at lease three days before the date o/ examination, properly 
executed, and accompanied by the fee of $15. A ticket or letter of admission to 
an examination, showing the date and the applicant's number, is issued on the 
receipt of this application. Tickets are also issued to rejected applicants en- 
titled to re-examination if applied for three days before the date of examina- 
tion. By a ruling of the Board, if there are a sufficient number of applicants, 



examinations are held twice annually. The law requires that these examinations 
shall be wholly or in part in writing, in the English language, and shall be of 
a scientific and practical character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, 
surgery, physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, 
diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia medica and veterinary dentistry, 
and shall be sufl^iciently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice 
veterinary medicine. There is usually an average of eight questions in each 
subject, and the answer to each question is marked on a scale of to 100, after 
which the applicant's general average is computed. In this connection it should 
be borne in mind that the name of the applicant is unknown to any examiner, 
with the exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a number, 
upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 60 examinations. 

During the life of the Board there have been 737 applicants for registration 
in veterinary medicine; of this number 593 were granted registration, 138 were 
refused registration, and six have not appeared for examination. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which applicants were 
graduated and the results of their examinations. The table also lists the number 
of non-graduaes who have been registered and those refused registration: 



Registered as Result of- 



Is -gs i i £ i Is l| 

£es gcij.SeS gosjj* >«*tiS 
few mH HW feW foW WW KW 



Alabama Polytechnic Institute 2 

Chicago Veterinary College 25 

College of Physicians & Surgeons 1 

Columbia Veterinary College 1 

Cornell University 14 

Correspondence S"chooI 14 

George Washington University 1 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College 5 

Harvard Medical School 1 

Harvard Veterinary School 8 

Indiana Veterinary School 1 

Iowa State College 6 

Kansas City Veterinary College 3 

Kansas State College 1 

Laval Veterinary College 1 

McGill University 4 

McKillip Veterinary College 8 

Michigan State Agricultural College 6 

National Veterinary College 1 

New York American Veterinary College . 8 

New York State Veterinary College 22 

Ohio State University 27 

Ontario Veterinary College 52 



Royal College, Dublin, Ireland 1 

Royal Superior Veterinary Colle.ore, Naples 1 

Royal Veterinary Colle.sre, England 1 

Royal Veterinary Collesre, Glasgow 1 

Terre Haute Veterinary College 1 

United States CoUege 11 

University of Georgia 1 

University of Pennsylvania 64 

Non-graduates ... 23 

Totals ... 316 



_ 1 _ _ _ _ — 1 

12 4 3 1 1 — — 4 

______ _ 1 

1 _ _ _ _ _ _ — 

13 — — — — — — 1 

_______ 14 

1 _____ — — 

1 3 _ _ _ _ _ 1 



1_ — — — — — — 

7 i_____-- 

_ !____ — _ 

6 — — — — — — 

3______ — 

1______ — 

1 — — — — — — — 

3 1 _____ — 

4 1 _ _ _ 1 — 2 
6___ — — — — 
1 ______ _ 

7 _____ _ ] 

21 !______ 

26 — — — — — — 1 

28 3 3 — — 1 1 16 

— ______ 1 

!_______ 

_ !______ 

1______ — 

!______ — 



6 !_____ 4 

_______ 1 

57 3 — — 1 — — 3 

10 3 _____ 10 

2T9'24"~6~l^~~T7l 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it was not chartered and had no right to issue degrees. It is 
to be noted that 14 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who 
assumed that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet 
failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. 
The result shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine 
by correspondence. 

Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to member- 
ship in the American Veterinary Medical Association: 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Indiana Veterinary College. 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine. 
L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinarie, Universite de Montreal. 
Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science. 
New York State Veterinary College, at Cornell University. 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 
Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University. 
State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science. 
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine. 
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 
During the past year the Board has investigated complaints against four 
individuals. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 



treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: 

Form C, fees at $15 $120.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: 

Salaries and traveling expenses of members $550.00 

Investigating complaints 6.10 

Stenography and typewriting 70.00 

Printing and postage 50.99 

Miscellaneous 9.05 



$686.14 

Respectfully submitted, 

John B. Lentz, Chairman. 
Elmer W. Babson, Secretary. 
Dennis S. Shannon. 
William J. Hennessey. 
Bertram S. Killian. 



Public Document 



No. 72 



Ollyr QIommnnmFaltlj nf Hasaarltuarttfi 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 

FOR THE 

YEAR EXDIXG NOVEMBER 30, 

1937 



DIVISION OF REGISTRATION 
SS.; DEPARTMENT OF CFVTL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION 




PrBLICATIOV OF THIS DOCVMEXT APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIOX ON AdMIXISTRATION AND FiNANCE 

200— 1-'38. No. 2740. 



L9SS 



MEMBERS --o 

MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN VETERINARY 

MEDICINE, 1937 
John B. Lentz, V. M. l H l dlfln 'fj'yTO/ Afhtierst 

Elmer W. Babsoj^, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester 

William J. Hennessey, V. S., Worcester 
Dennis S. Shannon, V. M. D., Westfield 
Bertram S. Killiax, D. V. M., Somerville 



ANNUAL REPORT 

Secretary's Office, December 15, 1937. 

To James J. Sughrue, Director of Registrations. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the General Laws, the 
Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual report for the fiscal 
year 1937. 

Thirteen persons have applied for registration during the year, one of whom before 
the examination requested to have his application cancelled, the remaining twelve of 
w^hom were examined. All of these applicants were graduates of veterinary schools 
authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of persons examined this year is twelve and the results are given in the 
following table: 

Examined Registered 
July examination 12 12 

The following men successfully passed our examinations during the year: 
Name Graduate of— 

Carlin, Max H Ohio State University 

Deubler, Ernest C University of Pennsylvania 

Fitzgerald, Francis J Ontario Veterinary College 

Gerety, Joseph P University of Pennsylvania 

Glassman, Albert N Ohio State University 

Granholm, Paul Iowa State University 

Haubrick, Wilson R University of Pennsylvania 

Hill, Howard E University of Pennsylvania 

Holcomb, Walter B University of Pennsylvania 

Malnati, Julio J : University of Pennsylvania 

McKinney, Leo R University of Pennsylvania 

Raven, H^owaid C : •, '. Iowa State University 

Since the organization of the Board, January 1, 1904, 605 certificates of registration 
have been issued. 

During the year the Boaid has held three meetings and one examination. 

According to the rules cf the Board, all applications for examination must be made 
upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned to him at least 
three days before the date of examination, properly executed, and accompanied by a 
fee of $15, A ticket or letter of admission to an examination, showing the date and the 
applicant's number, is issued on the receipt of this application. Tickets are also issued 
to rejected applicants entitled to re-examination if apphed for three days before the 



■ - ^. u ^ r 

date of examination. By a ruling of the^oard, if there are a sufficient number of appli- 
cants, examinations are held twice annuffUy. The law requires that these examinations 
shall he wholly or in part in writing, in the English language, and shall be of a scientific 
and practical character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, physiology, 
surgery, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology-, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, 
therapeutics, materia medica, and veterinary dentistr>', and shall be sufficiently thor- 
ough to test the applicants fitness to practice veterinary medicine. There is usually 
an average of eight questions in each subject, and the answer to each question is marked 
on a scale of to 100, after which the applicant's general average is computed. In this 
connection, it should be borne in mind that the name of the applicant is unknown to 
any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a 
number, upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 61 examinations. 

During the life of the Board there have been 750 applicants for registration in veterin- 
ary medicine; of this number 605 were granted registration, 138 were refused registra- 
tion, and 7 have not appeared for examination. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which the applicants were gradu- 
ated, and the results of their examinations. The table also lists the number of non- 
graduates who have been registered and those refused registration. 



Registered as a result of 





.5 






















?■- 3 


-c ^ 
5 S 




.i; _. 

1 5 


— s 










P. 




S X 


_= a 








> 5 
r X 




Alabama Polvtechnic Institute 


o 




1 












1 




OK 




A 

1 


o 
o 










4 




1 
















1 


Columbia Veterinarj- College 


1 


1 


















14 


13 














1 




14 
















14 




1 


1 




















1 


3 












1 


Harvard Medical School 


1 


1 
















Harvard Veterinarv School 


8 




1 
















1 




1 
















8 


8 


















3 


3 
















Kansa.s State College 


1 


1 
















Laval Veterinarv College 


1 


1 
















McGill Universitv 


d 


3 


1 














McKillip Veterinarv College 


8 


4 


1 








1 




2 




6 


6 
















National Veterinarv Collese 


1 


1 
















New York American Veterinarv College 


8 
















1 


New York State Veterinary College 


09 


21 


1 














Ohio State Universitv 


29 


28 














1 


Ontario Veterinarj- College 


53 


29 


3 


3 






1 


1 


16 




















1 


Royal Superior Veterinarv College, Naples 




1 
















Royal Veterinarv College, England 






1 














Roval Veterinary College, Glasgow 




1 
















Terre Haute Veterinary College 




1 
















United States College 


11 


6 


1 












4 


Universitv of Georgia 


















1 


University of Pennsylvania 




64 


3 






1 






3 




23 


10 


3 












10 


Totals 


328 


231 


24 


6 


1 


•■) 


2 


1 


61 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a school, 
although it was not chartered, and had no right to issue degrees. It is to be noted that 
14 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed that they had 
received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet failed by our examination to 
demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. The result shows the absolute 
impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by correspondence. 

Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to membership in the 
American Veterinary Medical Association: 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine 

Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 

L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinarie, Universite de Montreal 

Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science 

New York State Veterinary College, at Cornell University 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints against three individuals, one 
of whom was a veterinarian of another state who persistently refused the warnings of 
the Board and was successfully prosecuted. 

The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the treasury 
of the Commonw.ealth, have been as follows: 



Form C, fees at $15.00. 



$165.00 



The expenses of the Board have been as follows: 

Salaries 

Necessary traveling expenses of members .... 

Investigating complaints 

Stenography and typewriting 

Printing and postage 

Miscellaneous 



$550.00 

146.27 
4.50 
42.50 
25.44 
9.80 



Total 



$778.51 



Financial statement verified. 
Approved. 



Geo. E. Murphy, 

Comptroller 



Respectfully submitted, 

John B. Lentz, Chairman 
Elmer W. Babson, Secretary 
William J. Hennessey 
Dennis S. Shannon 
Bertram S. Killian 



Public Document Nx£^72 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 
1938 



DIVISION OF REGISTRATION 
>UsS.'. DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION: 




Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance. 
200. 2-'39. Order 6403. ^ ' 



MEMBERS 1939 



OF THE 5fA««> OJrFir.lALS 

MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN VETERINARY 

MEDICINE, 1938 

John B. Lentz, V. M. B.rChairman, Amherst • ' 
Elmer W. Babson, M. D. V., Secretary, Gloucester 
William J. Hennessey, V. S., Worcester 
Dennis S. Shannon, V. M. D., Westfield 
Bertram S. Killian, D. V. M., Somerville 



SIl|:p (HammanmmlU] of MuBButlimtttB 

ANNUAL REPORT 

Secretary's Office, December 15, 1938. 
To James J. Sughrue, Director of Registrations. 

Sir: — In compliance with the requirements of chapter 112 of the Gen- 
eral Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its 
annual report for the fiscal year 1938. 

Seven persons have applied for registration during the year, all of 
whom have been examined. All of these applicants were graduates of 
Veterinary schools authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of persons examined this year is seven, and the results 
are given in the following table : 

Examined Registered 
July examination 7 7 

The following men have successfully passed our examinations during 
the year: 

Name Graduate of — 

Arlein, Myron Saul Iowa State University 

Bulger, Edward Campbell University of Pennsylvania 

Draper, Andrew Malcolm New York State Veterinary College 

Favata, Benedict Victor New York State Veterinary College 

Jones, William Dudley Ontario Veterinary College 

Poulin, Howard Carter Ontario Veterinary College 

Schofield, Richard Clark Ontario Veterinary College 

Since the organization of the Board, January 1, 1904, 612 certificates 
of registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held four meetings and one examination. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for examination 
must be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, 
and returned to him at least three days before the date of examination, 
properly executed and accompanied by a fee of $15. A ticket or letter 
of admission to the examination, showing the date and the applicant's 
number, is issued on the receipt of this application. Tickets are also 
issued to rejected applicants entitled to re-examination if applied for 
three days before the date of examination. By a ruling of the Board, if 
there are a sufficient number of applicants, examinations are held twice 
annually. The law requires that these examinations shall be wholly or in 
part in writing, in the English language, and shall be of a scientific and 
practical character. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, physi- 
ology, surgery, animal Darasites, obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diag- 



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nosis and practice, therapeutics, materia medica, and veterinary dentistry, 
and shall be sufficiently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice 
veterinary medicine. There is usually an average of eight questions in 
each subject, and the answ^er to each question is marked on a scale of 
to 100, after which the applicant's general average is computed. In this 
connection, it should be borne in mind that the name of the applicant is 
unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secretary. Each 
examination book bears a number, upon which the examiner reports his 
rating. 

Since its organization, the Board has held 62 examinations. 

During the life of the Board there have been 757 applicants for regis- 
tration in veterinary medicine; of this number 612 were granted reg- 
istration. 138 were refused registration, and 7 have not appeared for 
examination. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which the appli- 
cants were graduated, and the results of their examinations. The table 
also lists the number of non-graduates who have been registered, and 
those refused registration. 



Registered as a result of 

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Alabama Polytechnic Institute 

Chicago Veterinary College 

College of Physicians and Surgeons 

Columbia Veterinary College 

Cornell University 

Correspondence School 

George Washington University 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College 

Harvard Medical School 

Harvard Veterinary School 

Indiana Veterinary School 

Iowa State College 

Kansas City Veterinary College 

Kansas State College 

Laval Veterinary College 

McGill University 

McKillip Veterinary College 

Michigan State Agricultural College 

National Veterinary College 

New York American Veterinary College 

New York State Veterinary College 

Ohio State University 

Ontario Veterinary College 

Royal College, Dublin, Ireland 

Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples 

Royal Veterinary College, England 

Royal Veterinary College, Glasgow 

Terre Haute Veterinary College 

United States College 

University of Georgia 

University of Pennsylvania 

Non-Graduates 



Totals 335 238 24 6 1 2 2 1 6] 

For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed 
as a school, although it was not chartered, and had no right to issue 
degrees. It is to be noted that 14 men, graduates of this school, have 
been examined, who assumed that they had received a proper training in 
veterinary medicine, yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any 
knowledge of veterinary science. The result shows the absolute impractic- 
ability of teaching veterinary medicine by correspondence. 



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Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to mem- 
bership in the American Medical Veterinary Association: 



Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine 
Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 
Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 
Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 
L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinarie, TJniversite de Montreal 
Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science 
New York State Veterinary College, at Cornell University 
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine 
Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University 
State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science 
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, Schdol of Veterinary 
Medicine 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints against three 
individuals. 

Financial Statement 
The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid 
into the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: 

Form C, fees at $15.00 $105.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : 

Salaries $533.00 

Other expenses 195.63 



Total 



$728.63 



Financial statement verified. 
Approved. 



George E. Murphy, 
Comptroller 



Respectfully submitted, 

John B. Lentz, Chairman 
Elmer W. Babson, Secretary 
Dennis S. Shannon 
Bertram S. Killian 



Public Document 



No. 72 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 

1939 



DIVISION OF REGISTRATION 
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION 




Publication of this Docvmem Approved by the Commission ox Administration and Finance 
200. 2-'40. D-814. 



sTiiTt iRRARy Of »yfiy- 



MASSACHUSETTS BOaMA?)^ iii^RATION IN VETERINARY 

MEDICINE, 1939 

^A^L rHiH*gE, B©6T0K 

John B. Lentz, V.M.D., Chairman, Amherst 
Elmer W. Babson, M.D.V., Secretary, Gloucester 
Francis M. Austin, D.V.M., Belchertovvn 
Dennis S. Shannon, V.M.D., Westfield 
Bertram S. Killian, D.V.M., Somerville 



ANNUAL REPORT 

Secretary's Office, December 15, 1939. 

To Mrs. Margaret M. O'Riordan, Director of Registrations. 

Madam: — In compliance with the requirements of Chapter 112 of the General 
Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its annual 
report for the fiscal year 1939. 

Sixteen persons have applied for registration during the year, all of w^hom 
have been examined. All of these applicants were graduates of veterinary schools 
authorized to confer degrees in veterinary medicine. 

The number of persons examined this year is sixteen, and the results are given 
in the following table : 

Examined Registered 
July examination 16 15 

The following men have successfully passed our examinations during the year : 
Name Graduate of — 

Bent, Clarence Farrar New York State Veterinary College 

deVarennes, Charles Millette Ohio State Veterinary College 

Frohlich, Rudolph Jr New York State Veterinary College 

Holt, Russell Dearborn University of Pennsylvania 

* University of Pennsylvania 

Ladson, Jack Arthur University of Pennsylvania 

Martin, Sidney Matthew New York State Veterinary College 

Merrill, Stanford Davis . . . ; University of Pennsylvania 

Povar, Ralph New York State Veterinary College 

Rivers, Ernest William Ohio State Veterinary College 

Robertson, Harry John University of Pennsylvania 

Sackett, Howard Dustin University of Pennsylvania 

Seraichick, Joseph Peter. . University of Pennsylvania 

Tower, William James Jr.. ". . . University of Toronto 

Tyrrell, George Wood row University of Toronto 

Walmsley, George Ohio State Veterinary College 



* One applicani bi:s not as yet been acted upoiv, as no proof of his citizenship has been received. 

Since the organization of the Board, January 1, 1904, 627 certificates of regis- 
tration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held four meetings and one examination. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for examination must be 
made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned to 
him at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed and 



accompanied by a fee of fifteen dollars and a copy of the applicant's birth certifi- 
cate. A ticket of admission to the examination, showing the date and the appli- 
cant's number, is issued on the receipt of this application. Tickets are also issued 
to rejected applicants entitled to re-examination if applied for three days before 
the date of examination. By a ruling of the Board, if there are a sufficient num- 
ber of applicants, examinations are held twice annually. The law requires that 
these examinations shall be wholly or in part in writing, in the English language, 
and shall be of a scientific and practical character. They shall include the sub- 
jects of anatomy, physiology, surgery, animal parasites, obstetrics, patholog>', 
bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia medica, and veterinary 
dentistry, and shall be sufficiently thorough to test the applicant's fitness to prac- 
tice veterinary medicine. There is usually an average of eight questions in each 
subject, and the answer to each question is marked on a scale of to 100, after 
which the applicant's general average is computed. In this connection, it should 
be borne in mind that the name of the applicant is unknown to any examiner, 
v.ith the exception of the secretary. Each examination book bears a number, 
upon which the examiner reports his rating. 

Since its organization the Board has held 63 examniations. 

During the life of the Board there have been 773 applicants for registration in 
veterinary medicine: of this number 627 were granted registration, 139 were 
refused registration, and 7 have not appeared for examination. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which the applicants 
were graduated, and the results of their examinations. The table also lists the 
number of non-graduates who have been registered, and those refused regis- 
tration. 



Registered as a result of 



Alabama Polytechnic Institute 2 

Chicago Veterinary College 25 

College of Physicians and Surgeons 1 

Columbia Veterinary College 1 

Cornell University 14 

Correspondence School 14 

George Washington University 1 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College 5 

Harvard Medical School 1 

Harvard Veterinary School 8 

Indiana Veterinary School 1 

Iowa State College 9 

Kansas City Veterinary College 3 

Kansas State College 1 

Laval Veterinary College 1 

McGill University 4 

McKillip Veterinary College 8 

Michigan State Agricultural College . 6 

National Veterinary College 1 

New York American Veterinary College 8 

Xew York State Veterinary College 28 

Ohio State University 32 

Ontario Veterinary College 58 

Royal College. Dublin. Ireland 1 

Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples 1 

Royal Veterinary College. England 1 

Royal Veterinary College. Glasgow 1 

Terre Haute Veterinary College J 

United States College 11 

University of Georgia 1 

I 'niversity of Pennsylvania 79 

Non-Graduates 23 

Totals 351 



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253 24 6 1 2 2 1 62 



For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it was not chartered, and had no right to issue degrees. It is to 



be noted that 14 men, graduates of this school, have been examined, who assumed 
that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine, yet failed by our 
examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary science. The result 
shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinary medicine by corre- 
spondence. 

Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to membership 
in the American Medical Veterinary Association : 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine 

Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 

L'Ecole de Medicine \>terinarie, Universite de Montreal 

Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science 

New York State Veterinary College, at Cornell University 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints against three indi- 
viduals. 



The receipts of the Board, which according to law have been paid into the 
treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows : 



Financial Statement 



Form C, fees at $15.00 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows : 



$240.00 



Salaries 

Necessary traveling expenses of members 

Investigating complaints 

Stenography and typewriting 

Printing and postage 

Miscellaneous 



$550.00 
107.16 
4.00 
73.00 
21.44 
3.50 



Total 



$759.10 



Financial statement verified. 
Approved. 



George E. Murphy. 

CoynptroUcr. 



Respectfully submitted, 

John B. Lentz, Chairman 
Elmer W. Babson, Secretary 



Dennis S Shannon 
Francis M. Austin 
Bertram S. Killian 



3^ 



Public Document No. 72 



^i)t Commontoealtf) of JMagsacfjufietts; 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 
VETERINARY MEDICINE 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30, 1940 



w DIVISION OF REGISTRATION 

A^^: DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE AND REGISTRATION: 




Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
200-1-41-4962P 



STME ll^^.^Y OFMMCBSETTS 



MASSACHUSETTS BOARD ^OF REGISTRATION IN VETERINARY 

MEDICINE, 1940 
STATE HOUSE, B0;3n:.N 
John B. Lentz, V.M.D., Chairman, Amherst 
Elmer W. Babsox, M.D.V., Secretary, Gloucester 
Francis M. Austin, D.V.M., Belchertown 
Dennis S. Shannon, V.M.D., Westfield 
Bertr.\m S. Killian, D.V.M., Somerville 



QDtje Commontoealtl) of iHasisacijusetts; 

ANNUAL REPORT 

Secretary's Office, December 15, 1940. 

To Mrs. Margaret M. O'Riordan, Director of Registrations: 

Madam: — In compliance with the requirements of Chapter 112 of the 
General Laws, the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine submits its 
annual report for the fiscal year 1940. 

Sixteen persons have apphed for registration during the year, of whom three 
were not graduates of any veterinary school. Only fourteen of these apphcants 
appeared for examination, and of this number eleven graduates succeeded in 
securing registration as a result of this examination. 



The number of persons examined this year is fourteen, and the results are 
given in the following table: 

Examined Registered 

June examination 14 11 



The following men have successfully passed our examinations during the year: 



Name Graduate oj — 

Case, Le\\is I University of Toronto 

Ducorsky, Duke H Ohio State Veterinary' College 

Fanning, James P University of Toronto 

Freel, Robert G University of Pennsylvania 

Hantman, Harris W Kansas State Veterinary College 

Kalison, Seymour L Michigan State Veterinary College 

Lapham, Jack University of Toronto 

Philpy, Buford D Kansas State Veterinary College 

Scamman, Lucian H Michigan State Veterinary- College 

Sullivan, George J New York State Veterinary CoUege 

Tophtz, Theodore B University of Toronto 



Since the organization of the Board, January 1, 1904, 638 certificates of 
registration have been issued. 

During the year the Board has held three meetings and one examination. 

According to the rules of the Board, all applications for examination must 
be made upon blanks furnished for this purpose by the secretary, and returned 
to him at least three days before the date of examination, properly executed 
and accompanied by a fee of fifteen dollars and proof of the apphcant s citizen- 
ship. A ticket of admission to the examination, showing the date and the 
apphcant s number, is issued on the receipt of this apphcation. Tickets are 
also issued to rejected apphcants entitled to re-examination if applied for three 



days before the date of examination. By a ruling of the Board, if there are a 
sufficient number of apphcants, examinations are held twice annually. The law- 
requires that these examinations shall be wholly or in part in writing, in the 
English language, and shall be of a scientific and practical character. They 
shall include the subjects of anatomy, physiology, surgery, animal parasites, 
obstetrics, pathology, bacteriology, diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia 
medica, and veterinary dentistry, and shall be sufficiently thorough to test 
the applicant's fitness to practice veterinary medicine. There is usually an 
average of eight questions in each subject, and the answer to each question is 
marked on a scale of to 100, after which the applicant's general average is 
computed. In this connection, it should be borne in mind that the name of 
the apphcant is unknown to any examiner, with the exception of the secre- 
tary-. Each examination book bears a number, upon which the examiner 
reports his rating. 

Since its organization, the Board has held 64 examinations. 

During the Ufe of the Board, there have been 789 apphcants for registration 
in vet-erinary medicine; of this number, 638 were granted registration, 142 were 
refused registration, and 9 have not appeared for examination. 

The following table lists the veterinary schools from which the apphcants 
were graduated, and the results of their examinations. The table al^o lists 
the number of non-graduates who have been registered, and those refused 
registration. 



Registered as a result of: 



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.\labama Polytechnic Institute 2 

Chicago Veterinary College 25 

College of Physicians and Surgeons .... 1 

Columbia Veterinary College 1 

Cornell University 14 

Correspondence School 14 

George Washington University 1 

Grand Rapids Veterinary College 5 

Harvard Medical School 1 

Harvard \'eterinary School 8 

Indiana Veterinary School 1 

Iowa State College 9 

Kansas City Veterinary College 3 

Kansas State College 3 

Laval Veterinary College 1 

McGill University 4 

McKillip Veterinary College S 

Michigan State Agricultural College .... 8 

National \"eterinary College 1 

New York American Veterinary- College . . 8 

New York State Veterinary College .... 29 

Ohio State University 33 

Ontario Veterinary College 63 

Royal College, Dublin. Ireland 1 

Royal Superior Veterinary College, Naples 1 

Royal Veterinary College, England 1 

Royal Veterinary College, Glasgow 1 

Terre Haute Veterinary College 1 

United States College 11 

University of Georgia 1 

University of Pennsylvania 80 

Non-Graduates 25 



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Totals 365 264 24 6 1 2 2 1 65 

For the purpose of convenience the "correspondence school" is listed as a 
school, although it w-as not chartered, and had no right to issue degrees. It 
is to be noted that fourt€en men, graduates of this school, have been examined, 
who assumed that they had received a proper training in veterinary medicine. 



yet failed by our examination to demonstrate any knowledge of veterinary 
science. The result shows the absolute impracticability of teaching veterinar>' 
medicine by correspondence. 

Graduates of the following veterinary schools are now eligible to member- 
ship in the American Medical Veterinary Association: 

Alabama Polytechnic Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine 

Colorado State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 

Iowa State College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 

Kansas State Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Medicine 

L'Ecole de Medicine Veterinarie, Universite de Montreal 

Michigan Agricultural College, Division of Veterinary Science ^ 

New York State Veterinary College, at Cornell University J, 

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine i 

Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto University f 

State College of Washington, College of Veterinary Science 

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, School of Veterinary Medicine 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine 

During the year the Board has investigated complaints against three indi- 
viduals. 



Financial Statement 

The receipts of the Board, which according to the law have been paid into 
the treasury of the Commonwealth, have been as follows: 



Form C, fees at $15.00 $225.00* 

The expenses of the Board have been as follows: 

Salaries $550.00 

Necessary traveling expenses of members .... 95.25 

Investigating complaints 6.00 

Stenography and typewriting 75.00 

Printing Annual Report 13.72 

Printing 58.16 

Postage . . . . . 14.47 



Total $812.60 



Financial statement verified. 
Approved. 

Walter S. Morgan, 

Comptroller. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John B. Lentz, Chairman 
Elmer W. Babson, Secretary 
Dennis S. Shannon 
Thomas M. Austin 
Bertram S. Killian 



* One applicant not examined. Fee returned at his request.